Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Interview Portfolio review For international students an IELTS score of 6. Candidates for the course will be expected to produce a portfolio of journalism work. Candidates should include: a news story and a 1,000-word feature article on a given subject. Inclusion of these two pieces is the minimum requirement for portfolio submission. Telephone or Skype interview. Candidates will then be interviewed about how they researched and wrote the pieces in their portfolio. Staff will then assess the prospective students aptitude and suitability for the course.
Months of entry
This is a course for our times, responding to the challenges of globalisation. The degree will challenge those from the UK and beyond to think past their national perspectives. To get the full story you need to transcend geographical borders and traditional divisions.
Today's big stories are complex, simultaneously political, economic, hyper-local and global. You will learn about transnational organisations, critque theories relating to the role of the media and globalisation, and practice journalism across various media platforms.
Intermediate qualifications available:
- Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level
- Study with professionals from the industry, including alumni of this course, who will share practice examples, give you tips on entering the industry and help you develop your network
- Explore career options in regional, national and transnational reporting, or as a political, economic and foreign correspondent as you develop into a rounded journalist capable of seeing the whole 'global' story
- Develop your resourcefulness and enterprise – with an ability to identify and pursue stories and to challenge, test and critique evidence, while adhering to ethical codes of conduct
- Gain first-hand knowledge, by visiting national and/or international news organisations such as Reuters and Bloomberg, as well as UK/EU parliaments; work on the University community radio station and student newspaper or gain experience with local and regional newspapers and radio stations
- Benefit from a degree that gives you relevant transferable skills in publishing, copywriting, public relations, in-house press office positions, teaching, sports journalism, media research and digital media production, or enable you to continue to an MPhil or PhD research degree.
Former MA International Journalism students have recently landed on their feet in the following locations:
- Sam and Michael are reporters on the Global Sports Desk at Reuters in London
- Mary is Policy Development Co-ordinator for the Labour Party
- Ayesha is a public relations executive for an international drinks company
- Journalism students at the University of Bedfordshire regularly undertake work experience with the BBC
Read about the MA International Journalism course team
You will have opportunities to work on the University community radio station, RadioLab, write and edit and for the student newspaper and carry out work experience with local media, such as the Bedfordshire on Sunday newspaper group and BBC Three Counties Radio, as well as opportunities in nearby London.
The transferable and relevant skills which you will acquire remain in demand in the fields of publishing; copywriting, public relations work; in-house press office positions; teaching; sports journalism; media research; digital media production and academia..
- The Global Reporter
- Journalism Practices Around the World
- Academic and Journalistic Research Methods
- Multiplatform Journalism
- Research Project
Information for international students
Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language
Fees and funding
For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding.
Qualification and course duration
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