Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

MA BROADCAST AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM UK

Key details 

MA BROADCAST AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM UK

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

In addition to your practical Masters extended journalism project, you will be assessed through a range of coursework assignments. As well as a limited number of formal essays, you will work on individual and collaborative media presentations and productions. And you’ll develop an online portfolio of your journalism work, which will be a valuable addition to your CV. 

Some of your modules may include course tests, and at times you may be required to produce journalistic work under observation for assessment purposes. 

Assessment for Year 1

In addition to your practical Masters extended journalism project, you will be assessed through a range of coursework assignments. As well as a limited number of formal essays, you will work on individual and collaborative media presentations and productions. And you’ll develop an online portfolio of your journalism work, which will be a valuable addition to your CV. 

Some of your modules may include course tests, and at times you may be required to produce journalistic work under observation for assessment purposes. 


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Any Subject

Additional entry requirements

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact university directly for further information.

This degree is particularly suitable for applicants who have gained an area of specialist knowledge at first degree level, and who wish to combine that with broadcast journalism expertise, opening up for themselves the possibility of a career in the media, perhaps as a specialist reporter or broadcaster.

The course is not suitable for students who have previously taken a professional qualification, such as an NCTJ or a BJTC Accredited Course. Such students, wishing to take a higher degree and extend their theoretical knowledge of Journalism and the Media, are advised to apply for the MA Media Culture and Society.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 50 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests.

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 664102

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850

  • International Students: £16,400

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

Living Expenses

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Course related costs

The trip to Europe and some course visits will involve a fee.

All students are expected to obtain a large capacity storage device (such as a portable hard drive) to back up and safeguard their media work. Technical equipment will be provided although it is beneficial for students to have access to a modern smart phone with a good photographic and video capability for some activities. Students will be required to fund their own travel costs to report on news stories within Norfolk on a regular basis.  

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 664102

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 664102
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1
On this UK focused version of our Broadcast and Digital Journalism Masters you will gain the practical skills of modern journalism, particularly broadcast and online, with a focus on UK journalism practices, political systems and media law. You’ll explore the rapidly changing world of the professional journalist, and gain the knowledge to navigate the complexities of UK media law and ethics. You’ll work in modern TV studios, explore mobile journalism, develop online content, and record interviews and news reports. We also have a number of media partners, including the BBC and Epic Studios, who may offer our students production opportunities from time to time. If you have an inquiring mind and are passionate about news and UK current affairs, this course is for you. Whether you’ve developed an interest or specialism from your first degree, or are thinking of pursuing a career in general news journalism, this course will give you the space to develop your skills.
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