Taught course

Broadcast and Digital Journalism UK

University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BA or BSc (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent in any subject.

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Months of entry


Course content

This MA programme is designed to equip you with the core practical and theoretical skills of journalism and electronic communications, preparing you to work in the communication industries or a related career. It will also help you develop the ability to reflect critically on the nature and limitations of news coverage.

You’ll undertake in-depth study of UK law and public affairs (including media law and regulation), as commonly required by prospective employers in mainstream UK journalism.

In addition to your Master’s Extended Journalism Project, you’ll undertake compulsory modules that will arm you with practical skills, give you an understanding of ethical journalism, and help you see the role of the media from a broader perspective. You’ll also select an optional module to further your specific interests.

You will practice interviewing, reporting, video, radio and broadcast production, and learn how to develop and structure news stories for different media. The course normally includes talks by invited professionals, and visits, which in the past have included political and media destinations, both locally and in London. (These activities are subject to review, and may be altered or cancelled as a consequence of the COVID pandemic.)

Our School is home to internationally recognised experts, and you will have access to their knowledge in the fields of public affairs, politics, international relations and cultural change.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA's website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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