International Journalism for Digital Media
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Journalism
Start Date(s): September
MA (12 months full-time or 36 months part-time)
Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,560
International - £13,860
- You will study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus next to the BBC and ITV studios in the region’s biggest media hub
- Share your knowledge and work together with fellow students from the UK and many other countries in a multicultural environment
- Get first-hand industry practice experience and learn from leading broadcast and digital journalism practitioners
- Part-time study option
- Based at MediaCityUK
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Our course explores in both theoretical and practical terms current issues in journalism in the context of the digital revolution and media convergence.
- It combines solid foundations of journalism practice with the latest developments in multimedia techniques, digital journalism and social media
- It puts students through the fast-paced newsroom environment experience and offers opportunities to get engaged in specialisms such as foreign affairs correspondent, health and science reporter, business and finance writer or data journalist
- It builds students’ professional portfolios, launches live brief media and journalism projects and embeds students in community programmes on work experience.
With guest lecturers from the BBC and other media organisations, practical workshops and newsdays in industry standard radio and TV studios, the syllabus is as close to real life in the world of digital media as one can get. The theory informs the practice to produce critical and autonomous professionals capable of working with confidence in any global media environment.
For the full MA International Journalism for Digital Media award you will take two core 30-credit modules in Semester 1, one 30-credit core and one elective module in Semester 2, and you will complete your final major project in Semester 3 either as an academic dissertation or a journalistic project. For overseas students this project may be completed in your home country subject to approval. The PgDip will be awarded on successful completion of the first 120 credits.
One option from elective modules:
Part-time route – 30 months
For the full MA International Journalism for Digital Media award, you will take one 30-credit core module in Semester 1 and another core in Semester 2 in year 1; then one core and one elective module in Year 2. You will then complete your final major project in the final 6 months. For overseas students this project may be completed in their home country subject to approval. The PgDip will be awarded on successful completion of first 120 credits.
Year 1, Semester 1
Core Module: Global Perspectives on Journalism
Core Module: Journalism Practice in a Multimedia Newsroom
Year 2, Semester 1
Core Module: Digital Journalism
One option from:
- Specialist Journalism Practice
- Sports Journalism
- Community Project
Major Project (6 months)