International Journalism MA

Overview:

UCLan’s MA in International Journalism aims to develop journalism skills through the production of news in realistic exercises and assignments and to study journalism through research and analysis of news production in a range of international and national settings.

Practical journalism is central to this postgraduate course and alongside an awareness of international awareness; this course will develop your understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin news production. This enables you to develop an adaptable approach to journalism and the abilities to apply their knowledge in a range of different media settings.

Students studying journalism for the first time will gain core news skills in newspaper reporting. More advanced practical learning continues to focus on newspaper production, although broadcasting and online journalism skills are introduced. The development of practical skills is supported by study, research and critical analysis of journalism and the news media in a range of national and international contexts. The final part of the International Journalism course enables students to further develop their skills and knowledge by choosing to undertake either a major practical journalism project involving international reporting or through a substantial research study.

Students from non-English speaking countries will have the chance to improve their language skills through a programme of English learning.

Practical journalism is related to the international arenas through an emphasis on understanding the fundamental principles that underpin news production. This enables students to develop an adaptable approach to journalism and the abilities to apply their knowledge in a range of different media settings.

Students studying journalism for the first time will gain core news skills in newspaper reporting. More advanced practical learning continues to focus on newspaper production, although broadcasting and online journalism skills are introduced.

Year 1

(MA requires 180 credits)

Creating Content (20 credits)
Digital Journalism (20 credits)
International Journalism Ethics and Practice (20 credits)
International Newsroom Practice (40 credits)

Extended Journalism Project (60 credits)
OR
Standard Journalism Project (40 credits) usually taken with
Postgraduate Work placement (20 credits)

Plus 20 credits from the following:

Postgraduate Work placement (20 credits)
Introduction to Radio Journalism (20 credits)
Introduction to Photojournalism (20 credits)
Independent Study (20 credits)
New Media Practices (20 credits)

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

At UCLan we work with a range on businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and UCLan’s Careers Service can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

UCLan’s Academic Development and Employability team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

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