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International Multimedia Journalism, MA

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About International Multimedia Journalism, MA - at Newcastle University

The course is suitable for graduates and experienced journalists. It has an international context suitable for students from across the globe.

The way we teach and deliver this course is continually informed by best practice across the industry.

You will undertake three intensive taught modules in professional practice in the third semester instead of a traditional research dissertation. These modules will be taught by specialist tutors from the industrial sector with strong backgrounds in journalism on print, broadcast and digital platforms.

The three compulsory modules in semester three are: Advanced Reporting Skills, Online Journalism, and Broadcast and Video Journalism. As part of the broadcast module, you will prepare a video news package and you will spend a day working in modern TV studios, presenting your news packages in the form of an evening television magazine programme. 

Delivery:

You will complete 120 credits of compulsory and optional modules through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical workshops

Depending on your module choice, you will study three or four modules per semester. You will work independently and in groups to:

  • undertake wider reading 
  • take part in discussions
  • develop topics for investigation with advice from tutors

Module assessment is by coursework consisting of:

  • essays
  • oral presentations
  • reports
  • projects

There are no timetabled sessions during the seventh of the 12 weeks. This allows you to catch up on your work or, if you are progressing well, take a break. 

The course runs from the start of September until the end of August the following year. We recommend that you arrange accommodation in Newcastle for the duration of the course.

Facilities:

You will have access to a range of specialist facilities available through Culture Lab. You will have access to:

  • cameras
  • voice recorders
  • audio and video-editing software
  • a computer-editing suite with Adobe CS6
  • mobile studio equipment and editing suites are in development.

How to Apply:

Start dates

The course starts in September. We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Application fee:

There is a non-refundable application fee of £40. You need to pay this before we can process your application.

To pay your application fee and make an application please visit our WebStore.

Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/international-multimedia-journalism-ma/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience in:

  • the media
  • broadcast journalism
  • print journalism

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)    
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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