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International Journalism MA

International Journalism MA

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, None

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MA

Why study this programme?

UCLan’s MA in International Journalism aims to develop journalism skills through the production of news in realistic exercises and assignments and to study journalism through research and analysis of news production in a range of international and national settings. 

Practical journalism is central to this postgraduate course and alongside an awareness of international awareness; this course will develop your understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin news production. This enables you to develop an adaptable approach to journalism and the abilities to apply their knowledge in a range of different media settings.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants will be expected to hold a first degree at a classification of 2:1 or above. Additionally, they should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in journalism and have an international outlook. Overseas applicants should have equivalent academic levels and interests as outlined in the UK requirements. Additionally they must have an English standard of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with, and benefit from, masters-level studies are welcome.

Programme at a Glance

MA requires 180 credits

Reporting Skills for International Journalism (20 credits)
Digital Journalism (20 credits)
International Journalism Ethics and Practice (20 credits)
International Newsroom Practice (40 credits)
Extended Journalism Project (60 credits) 

OR

 
Standard Journalism Project (40 credits) usually taken with
Postgraduate Work placement (20 credits)

Plus 20 credits from the following:

Postgraduate Work placement (20 credits)
Introduction to Radio Journalism (20 credits)
Introduction to Photojournalism (20 credits)
Independent Study (20 credits)
New Media Practices (20 credits)

Practical journalism is related to the international arenas through an emphasis on understanding the fundamental principles that underpin news production. This enables students to develop an adaptable approach to journalism and the abilities to apply their knowledge in a range of different media settings.

Students studying journalism for the first time will gain core news skills in newspaper reporting. More advanced practical learning continues to focus on newspaper production, although broadcasting and online journalism skills are introduced.

Postgraduate Advice Event

The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

Students studying journalism for the first time will gain core news skills in newspaper reporting. More advanced practical learning continues to focus on newspaper production, although broadcasting and online journalism skills are introduced. The development of practical skills is supported by study, research and critical analysis of journalism and the news media in a range of national and international contexts. The final part of the International Journalism course enables students to further develop their skills and knowledge by choosing to undertake either a major practical journalism project involving international reporting or through a substantial research study.

Students from non-English speaking countries will have the chance to improve their language skills through a programme of English learning.

The development of practical skills is supported by study, research and critical analysis of journalism and the news media in a range of national and international contexts.

The final part of the course enables students to further develop their skills and knowledge by choosing to undertake either a major practical journalism project involving international reporting or through a substantial research study.

Students from non-English speaking countries will have the chance to improve their language skills through a programme of English learning. 

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £6,300 per year (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

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Learning Environment and Assessment

Journalism at UCLan is a student-focused, practical and theoretical course. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to be self-directed, and to focus on options that allow them to build up a substantial knowledge in a specialist area within the degree.

Students are encouraged to expand their technical skills in our state of the art studios and labs. International Journalism students, particularly, are encouraged to study part of their course abroad, and there is a wide range of exchange programmes available, to dozens of countries.

Students will be assessed by undertaking a wide range of assignments. These include practical reporting projects, compiling portfolios, reflective learning logs, research and analytical projects, essays and oral presentations.