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Broadcast/ Television Journalism MA

City University London
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2 years
9,000 GBP
Full time
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Broadcast/ Television Journalism MA

Broadcast/ Television Journalism MA - a City University degree programme

The Journalism Department has been ranked second in the UK for its educational standards. The course on Broadcast Journalism and Television Journalism prepares you for first job careers.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration will also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism. Students whose first language is not English are advised to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK.

Pre-requisites

  • You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • Applicants for both masters courses must demonstrate a knowledge of TV and/or radio news and current affairs. We expect a high standard of general knowledge relating to politics, international news, sport and entertainment.
  • Broadcast Journalism applicants should also have work experience in a local radio station.
  • Television Journalism applicants should also have work experience with a TV company or student TV, but this is desirable rather than essential. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in visual media
  • The Broadcast Journalism and Television Journalism courses are taught together for two-thirds of the syllabus. We urge applicants to look at both courses, but please only apply for one. We reserve the right to suggest you transfer your application between these courses if we feel you are better qualified for one or the other.

Other Suitable Qualifications

If your first language is not English, we advise you to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK.

Those candidates who are interested in applying and are not coming from European Economic area/Switzerland, need to apply for visa or entry clearance

The rules for applying vary depending on the nature and length of the course

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

MA in Broadcast/Television Journalism

We have been running Journalism courses at City since 1976. In the 36 years since, over 5,000 students have graduated and are now working in the media in the UK and internationally.

Read alumni stories and see the full list of graduate destinations in the latest issue of our alumni magazine XCity.

City University London's Broadcast Journalism masters alumni occupy top positions in broadcast journalism in the UK and overseas. They include:

  • Samira Ahmed, Channel 4 News presenter and journalist
  • Richard Klein, Controller of BBC4
  • Kirsty Lang, BBC presenter
  • Dermot Murnaghan, Sky News presenter
  • Ramita Navai, Emmy Award-winning documentary maker
  • Sophie Raworth, BBC News presenter

See more leading City Journalism alumni in broadcasting.

Training Course Content

Broadcast Journalism: offers practical training in radio and television. Newswriting, television and radio journalism are taught through lectures, workshops and broadcast simulation.

Television Journalism: this covers news, documentaries and lifestyle TV journalism. Please apply for this course if your interest is primarily in television journalism of any kind.

Modules include

Journalism practice (30 credits)

This module gives you the skills you need to work effectively in the journalism industry, as well as the entrepreneurial skills needed to work as a freelance journalist and to market yourself.

You will be able to spot a story, angle it, research and write it at speed and to a deadline.

By the time you finish this module, you will have reached a standard high enough to allow you not only to carry out your journalistic duties with technical and professional fluidity, but to reflect on the nature of your work and its impact on a variety of audiences.

Journalism and society 1 (10 credits)

This module will introduce you to the contemporary issues and studies of journalism and society in a global context.

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for people that want to become journalists. As a result, much of your coursework will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation.

Some courses are taught in lecture theatres, such as Journalism and Society 1 and Media Law, but most are small-group workshops that allow you to develop your journalistic skills and knowledge with the support of our expert academics.

You should be available for classes and assignments from Mondays to Fridays during working hours, and occasionally outside those times.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

Expenses

The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £18,000

Bursaries

  • Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

The following organisations have supported students in the Department of Journalism in the past. This is not a guarantee of future sponsorship, and you are advised to check the websites of these organisations for details of future bursary and scholarship schemes:

  • NUJ (George Viner Memorial Fund).
  • Postgrad Solutions. Two bursaries of £500 each. Find out more at the Postgrad Solutions website

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