Taught course

Global Journalism and Public Relations

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Entry requires a good undergraduate degree in any field – with demonstration of interest in people and events plus good written and verbal communication, especially proficiency in English, are desirable.

Applicants with professional/industrial experience and /or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements will be considered on their merits.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In our increasingly connected, digital world, news spreads quickly and without the constraints of national boundaries. Journalists are frequently called upon to report on diverse global issues and this Master’s course aims to prepare you for practice and analysis of global journalism and media.

Benefiting from our current links with the media industry, including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Sky, Africa-based media and online outlets both here in the UK and USA, this Master’s course aims to prepare you for practice and analysis of global journalism and media. It aims to cover all the areas of journalism, from legal and ethical issues to practical interviewing, writing, broadcast and web skills. More importantly, it aims to improve your intercultural competence and familiarity with the international issues that make headlines worldwide.

Currently, taught by practiced journalists and presenters, you will in addition have opportunities to attend guest lectures (subject to availability), which amongst others, have previously been delivered by the BBC Director General and Channel 4 founder, as well as presenters Jon Snow and Jeremy Paxman.

Gaining hands-on experience, you will be expected to work as part of a team to write articles, as well as edit, design and publish a digitally-distributed magazine, Global Eye. In the 2016 edition, one student predicted Wales’ success in the European Championships, while another wrote an analysis on the perceptions around immigration – one of the key issues in the European Union ‘remain or leave’ vote in the UK.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Email
infopoint.fah@coventry.ac.uk