Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 or extensive industry experience is required.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

You will study contemporary practical and theoretical journalism with a focus on multimedia delivery.

During this exciting course, you will engage with practical up-to-date multimedia newsgathering and storytelling techniques. You will make use of opportunities for real-world news writing experience and learn to work creatively, accurately and expediently to deadlines in preparation for working in what is a fast-paced and constantly evolving field.

Why Study Journalism with us?

Journalism is a competitive industry with a wide-reaching influence on society. It is also a field that is subject to massive changes, which will have a profound impact on audiences and news disseminators.

To operate effectively, journalists must now have a grasp of multimedia techniques and skills beyond the traditional craft of news-gathering and writing.

This course is designed to be responsive to changes in the industry and is forward-looking, with an emphasis on current and emerging journalism practice. You will be supported and encouraged to become an innovative storyteller while gaining valuable newsroom experience.

How will I be taught?

This course draws on a blend of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, demonstrations, tutorials and workplace experience. Based at Parkgate Road Campus, you will be able to take advantage of Mac labs offering access to industry-standard software, and professional standard technical equipment including our green screen TV and audio facilities.

You will have between 6 and 10 hours of contact time per week, and will be expected to undertake 580 hours of independent guided study.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through formal essays, portfolios of articles and audiovisual artefacts, and through the submission of a Master's Project. The weighting is 100% coursework.

Work Based Learning

You will have opportunities to gain valuable work experience at a staff-approved journalism organisation on the Reporting in Action module.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Media
Email
media@chester.ac.uk