Taught course

Digital Journalism

Institution
University of Winchester · University of Winchester
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second-class Honors degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Digital Journalism at the University of Winchester is specifically designed for students who want to enhance and develop their skills in the most current, industry-informed Digital Journalism. The programme gives a timely and exhaustive response to the most recent changes in the market, i.e. greater focus on New Media and Journalism in a digital context. You will produce focused projects drawn from any area of Digital Journalism.

Modules prepare you to be at ease with working in an industry that encourages constant change and innovation. It will explore the following issues:

  • What is the impact of new technology on journalism? 

  • How can you understand & make use of new technology?
  • How can you stay ahead of changes in the industry? 

  • How have the new technologies changed the role of the journalist?

Using an ‘agile’ approach, you will learn how to cope with change and work as successful digital journalists. The focus on digital journalism and innovation aims to produce skilled, confident graduates who are ready to begin careers in journalism or closely related fields in a wide variety of roles. You will have gain a range of skills as per Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) training guidelines. These skills and the critical and theoretical context have been planned to mutually reinforce each other.

Skills will be honed through your work in the simulated newsroom and then on placements in professional newsrooms. At the same time you will develop your critical ability to engage with current theoretical and methodological debates. The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here that are transferable to further studies or the employment market.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk