Taught course

Journalism and Documentary Practice

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA is for you if you have a passion for news, current affairs, documentary or any aspect of factual programme-making. It offers a practical training in, and critical engagement with, journalism and documentary-making.

This MA combines theory and practice. We focus on fast-changing developments in journalism and documentary practice. You’ll learn how to:

  • create informed and engaging journalism – for print or radio and tv (off or online) – to a professional standard
  • develop your visual and verbal storytelling
  • research, shoot and edit documentaries about the topics that interest you most
  • project manage, schedule, budget and distribute your documentary work
  • contextualise your practice through critical study of current media developments.
We offer excellent technical facilities. These include a newsroom, the latest software, video and radio studios, and a suite of digital media laboratories.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in our prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

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studyinmfm@sussex.ac.uk