Research course

Digital News and Media

Institution
University of Buckingham · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA by research

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Entry requirements

Normally, an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at 2.1 or above from a recognized university will be required, and for non-native speakers of English, an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or above or above.

Exceptionally, where applicants have 5+ years’ work experience at senior level in a relevant career/industry sector and can demonstrate prior experiential learning, this will be accepted as a substitute for formal HE qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Given the increasing role of digital media in all walks of life, the volatility of global politics, and full-scale assaults on the values and independence of traditional journalism, there has never been a more important time for universities to work with the industry not just to train but educate and inspire the best writers, designers and investigators.

Buckingham’s new MA Digital News and Media by Research or Professional Practice is designed to achieve this aim by encouraging you to propose, research and complete a substantial project (the equivalent of a research dissertation) in Digital News or Digital Media to the highest of industry and academic standards.
The programme supports a vibrant research community with regular research seminars available to attend in person or online, to enable you to advance your knowledge and develop valuable transferable skills. You will benefit from networking with internationally-recognised practitioners in a rich diversity of fields.
The Professional Practice route to the MA also offers practising journalists the opportunity to reflect on and critique their professional work in an academic setting. Students following this route will provide a substantial body of work accumulated during their professional career and/or during their period of MA registration, and then produce a detailed critical and reflective commentary to form the main body of a portfolio, which is submitted in place of the Final Project. Full details are given in the Regulations for the programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,560
International students
£13,230

Postgraduate First-Class Scholarship – 33% discount for graduates with a first class honours degree recognised to UK standard will be accepted as a substitute for formal HE qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
info@buckingham.ac.uk
Phone
+441280820227