Broadcast Journalism (MA)

Staffordshire University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
15 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7200

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12300

All study options

About Broadcast Journalism at Staffordshire University

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This course is highly vocational and our students often progress into industry jobs before graduating. The course has full accreditation from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and students are also able to take the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) core exams.

You will work with a team of top journalists and academics. Two of your main tutors have a vast amount of experience in television and radio, having been in charge of news and sports departments at regional and national level.

You will learn how to self-shoot and edit a TV package, how to present on television and radio and how to operate as a multimedia journalist. You will also be taught how to write news pieces and then present them on TV, radio and online; how to report, how to interview, how to use a TV camera and how to produce and direct in a studio.

The latest industry-standard equipment is used and stories relating to events in the local community, national politics, international affairs, sports news and celebrity gossip are all covered. Recent graduates work at Sky, MTV, BBC, ITV and on BBC local and commercial radio.

Course content

Through comprehensive core modules, we provide the opportunity to tailor your award to your specific career goals.

You will study:

  • Broadcast Journalism: Theory and Practice

  • Government, Politics and Journalism

  • Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

  • Work Placement

  • Journalism Studies

  • Writing for News

  • Multi-Platform Feature Production

  • Research Project

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 study15 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7200International course feesGBP 12300

Entry requirements

We usually require a 2:1 minimum at BA level, but may be willing to interview those with a 2:2.

Mature students can be considered based on experience.

Overseas students need the equivalent of a 2:1 in the UK and a score of 7.5 in an IELTS test.

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