Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Department of Media