Broadcast Journalism (MA)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
10 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 10200 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 20400 per year

All study options

About Broadcast Journalism at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students with a first degree, looking to become well-rounded broadcast journalists. You will have a keen interest in TV and radio news and current affairs plus sport, lifestyle and national and international politics. Though this course is NOT about presenting on screen or on air, you must be prepared to present your material on camera or mic, and write and direct material for others to perform. The MA in Broadcast Journalism is essentially about visual and audio communication of topical information, and requires a desire to communicate through essential team working. City provides an alumni network second to none in the UK broadcast industry; and provides possibly the best employment opportunities of any postgraduate broadcasting course in the UK.

Professor Sir Paul Curran, President says this about Journalism at City:

"Journalism at City began as a postgraduate department in 1976 and has developed some of the most respected MA Journalism courses in the country. Alumni include the BBC¹s Sophie Raworth and BBC Head of News James Harding, Sky News' Dermot Murnaghan, Editor of The Sun Tony Gallagher, Justine Picardie, Editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar UK, Channel 4's Ramita Navai and Al Jazeera's Barbara Sheera. Recent graduates are reporters, producers, editors and web content providers, across platforms ranging from the Financial Times and the BBC to Buzzfeed and Vice TV."

Objectives

With an exceptional national and international reputation, MA Broadcast Journalism produces award-winning journalists. Students study cutting-edge multimedia journalism, preparing them for work in radio, television, mobile, social, and digital production. The emphasis is on practical skills: finding, researching, writing, newsgathering, interviewing, presenting, reporting, self-shooting/recording, and editing content.

With a diverse cohort of over 50 students, our Broadcast Journalism degree has an unparalleled network of alumni for work experience. Both practical and core journalism skills (Media Law, Journalism Ethics, Data Journalism) are taught in groups of 15 and upwards through lectures, workshops and broadcast-simulated news days.

Small groups of 15 ensure daily personal contact with tutors, including talkRADIO’s award-winning journalist Sandy Warr; former BBC/ITV self-shooting producer-director Sally Webb; former BBC TV reporter Colette Cooney; APTN journalist George Negas; BBC World Service’s Dr Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar and visiting lecturers former Reuters editor Lloyd Watson and former editor of The Andrew Marr Show Professor Barney Jones.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study10 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 10200 per yearInternational course feesGBP 20400 per year

Entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you must get a minimum overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS English language test, including at least 7.0 in the writing component of the test and no lower than 6.5 in any other component. Students from outside the UK might wish to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is specifically designed for a global cohort.

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