Taught course

Interactive Journalism

Institution
City, University of London · Journalism and Publishing
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should have an upper second class honours degree in any subject. Consideration will be given to mature applicants who can demonstrate substantial work experience A high level of numeracy and familiarity with computers and software is expected, along with English at native-speaker level. By the start of the course, you should have gained a minimum of four weeks' work experience at professional news organisations (ideally local/regional newspapers) - OR two weeks of such work experience PLUS two weeks working in online community management and/or data journalism. It is advisable to have undertaken some such work experience before you apply. You may be required to complete the four weeks' total as a condition of an offer of a place on the course. A high level of numeracy and familiarity with computers and software is expected, along with English at native-speaker level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Information systems are a key part of an organisation's IT infrastructure. IT professionals who can manage a business's information resources, and understand the technologies and systems that enable this are key to a modern enterprise's success.
A degree in information systems and technology will equip you with the skills to develop and maintain information systems that align with the strategic needs of any organisation. Rather than focusing on technical issues only, the course combines technological fundamentals with a systematic understanding of IT's broader business contexts, including human and organisational factors. The course exploits City's research expertise in both computing and information management to produce effective professionals with a broad understanding of IT underpinned by a firm grasp of key technical concerns.
Graduates are employed in a range of information systems roles in large and small organisations, including banks, consultancies, pharmaceutical and IT industries, central and local government, and the education and health sectors, for example. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral (PhD) study.

Information for international students

This course is open to international students, but please note that applicants must demonstrate English at native-speaker level.

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £9,000, Full-time Non EU: £18,000
Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.
The following organisations have supported students in the Department of Journalism in the past. This is not a guarantee of future sponsorship, and you are advised to check the websites of these organisations for details of future bursary and scholarship schemes: The Guild of St Bride Bursary, NUJ (George Viner Memorial Fund), Postgrad Solutions.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
10 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation30

Course contact details

Name
Rachel West
Email
Rachel.West.1@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 8574