Taught course

Journalism

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Art and Media
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Degree and experience
Honours degree in any subject normally with a minimum 2:2 or equivalent from a NARIC-recognised institution, or an HND equivalent plus at least five years of relevant work experience. Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our accredited Journalism MA is a new and exciting degree that will prepare you for a media career by developing both the practical skills to work in the industry and the critical abilities to challenge and improve journalistic practice.

Our course will suit you if you have studied an undergraduate degree in a non-journalism subject area or are looking to gain a professional qualification to pursue a career in the industry.

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accreditation is recognised in the industry as a strong indication that new recruits have the skills and knowledge to become effective multimedia journalists in a busy newsroom. In addition to your masters degree, you will also have the opportunity to take the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. The NCTJ diploma is a widely recognised entry-level qualification for professional practice.

You will study new digital and social media practices alongside core, traditional story-gathering methods. You will learn the technical skills of video and audio recording that have become key parts of a multi-platform journalist’s tool kit.

The course will underpin your professional practice by exploring contemporary journalistic issues and debates, such as fake news. You will also study the contextual knowledge needed by professional journalists, such as media law and local and central government.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course enquiries
Email
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644