Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Journalism (Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Film, Media and Communication
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants will be invited to attend a workshop, which will include an NCTJ story writing task.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Whether it's providing the public with trusted information, holding leaders to account or countering "fake news" and misinformation, journalists have a key role to play in a democratic society.

Gain the skills, knowledge and qualification you need to succeed in roles such as journalist, news editor, press officer and communications officer with this online Journalism Master's.

  • Learn the professional skills and knowledge needed in the era of digital news and media in areas such as video editing, media law, data analysis and people management
  • Gain academic credit towards Level 5 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism (including 100wpm in shorthand)
  • Apply your skills and boost your CV with at least 10 days of work experience with a publisher or communications company
  • Use the latest professional software including Photoshop, Indesign and Premier Pro
  • Learn from teaching staff who have professional experience with titles and organisations such as the Financial Times, News International and Portsmouth News
  • Start in September or January (full-time only in January)

Don't worry if you have no previous journalism experience – you'll get an intro to reporting to bring you up to the required standard.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
University Admissions Centre
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
023928444445566