You will need a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism. Applicants from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All journalism candidates will be asked to submit a written piece as part of their application. This will be judged against clear criteria. When assessing sample writing manuscripts from MA applications, staff are looking for work of at least a satisfactory (pass) standard in terms of language, content, observation, structure and voice.
Months of entry
This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multiplatforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets.
You will be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting journalists with a proven track record of making documentaries across all platforms.
You will take a multi-platform approach to documentary making, developing in-depth research methods and story-telling, along with practical skills in writing, broadcasting, online and visual journalism. As part of the course you will form a production company and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making.
Information for international students
International students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking).
Fees and funding
We have a number of UK/EU and International student bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate courses. For more information please visit our website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Administration Team
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