Taught course

Documentary Journalism

Institution
Nottingham Trent University · Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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: www.ntu.ac.uk/humfees.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Administration Team
Email
cbj@ntu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1158484200