You will be evaluated on an individual basis and the level of your achievement, experience and suitability for the degree will be properly assessed. You should normally have a first or 2.1 in a recognised undergraduate programme. For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section www.tees.ac.uk
Months of entry
The demands of the modern newsroom are constantly changing. As a professional journalist, you must stay up-to-date with new developments in the media to tackle the challenges of convergence.
You produce media products for multimedia platforms involving the internet, newspapers, audio and video, and explore the changing nature of the media landscape in the 21st century.
What you study
You learn news values, news story construction, news writing, and how to make audio and video for websites. You compile a substantial portfolio of published work, working closely with our partner organisation, the Evening Gazette (part of the Trinity Mirror Group). You also undertake a major journalism project in a subject area of your choice.
The first stage comprises four 20-credit modules and one 40-credit module, and in the second you complete a final 60-credit dissertation.
How you learn
As a vocational degree, there is a great deal of emphasis on practical work-related learning. More traditional lectures and seminars are also employed, particularly around those subjects requiring a detailed, factual knowledge base. We see it as an essential component of the degree that you engage in reflective practice which informs your future personal development. You are expected to read around the subject and research and produce media products - such as stories, video and audio - in your own time.
In taught sessions you experience a range of learning and teaching strategies to help you form both a theoretical and practical understanding of the field of journalism. Your understanding of the subject is developed through workshops, seminars, group work and by producing content for the Tside website.
How you are assessed
A range of assessment methods is used, ranging from practical production tasks to traditional essay assignments. You undertake a self-conceived piece of independent research and produce an extended essay under the guidance of a nominated supervisor.
For your Final Project you produce a multimedia news website, to be developed within negotiable parameters, incorporating audio, video, animation and still images as appropriate. This is supported by an extended, critical essay exploring a key issue of professional practice raised in the production of the website.
A qualification and experience in journalism opens up a vast range of opportunities in all areas of the news and media industries.
Information for international students
For further information please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk
Fees and funding
For information on funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk
Qualification and course duration
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Course contact details
- School of Arts and Media Admissions
- +44 (0)1642 384019
- +44 (0)1642 384099