Taught course

Specialist Journalism

Institution
Coventry University · Coventry School of Art and Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.2 honours degree on the British model in Journalism or a cognate discipline in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Equivalent qualifications from overseas and professional qualifications are also acceptable and, in specific cases, may even be credited towards postgraduate qualifications. International students if not studied in English in the UK will need to provide IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent qualifications.

Automotive Journalism, Global Journalism, Health Journalism

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Specialist Journalism postgraduate programme draws on staff and university expertise in selected specialist areas – currently Automotive Journalism, Global Journalism and Health Journalism, and the University’s established industry links in print, broadcast and web journalism.

Students will study essential journalism theory, law and ethics, and the practical techniques of research, interviewing, writing, page layout design and audio/video techniques. Key features include a specialist magazine and relevant work experience, providing a real world context to the course.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

This course has been developed with your future employability as its focus; by choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:

  • a course that is supported by visiting speakers from media organisations and visiting scholars;
  • the opportunity to gain relevant print or broadcast work experience;
  • studying at one of the founding departments in the field in the UK: established over 25 years ago, its staff has included many seminal figures in many aspects of communication, culture and media studies.

Other courses related to Specialist Journalism are:

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will develop a core of journalistic skills and knowledge which are generic requirements of the profession together with a specific field of expertise. Teaching takes the form of a mixture of lectures, seminars, discussions and workshops. You will be expected to read widely, contribute actively to discussions, and devise your own study topics in negotiation with tutors.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152
www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
UKPostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)24 7765 4321
Fax
+44 (0)24 7688 8609