Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

MA BROADCAST AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM UK

Key details 

MA BROADCAST AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM UK

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment is based mostly on evaluation of your practical work: reporting, writing, interviewing and news production. There is an element of essay writing which follows academic norms, but primarily you will be expected to produce publishable works of accurate, balanced, impartial journalism which comply with ethical and legal standards as practised in industry.

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 will be required to produce journalistic work under observation for assessment purposes. Media law and regulation is assessed via examination.  

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Assessment for Year 1

Assessment is based mostly on evaluation of your practical work: reporting, writing, interviewing and news production. There is an element of essay writing which follows academic norms, but primarily you will be expected to produce publishable works of accurate, balanced, impartial journalism which comply with ethical and legal standards as practised in industry.

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 will be required to produce journalistic work under observation for assessment purposes. Media law and regulation is assessed via examination.  

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

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): 76 (minimum 64 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: 6884458

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: £9,500 (full time) 

  • International Students: £19,800 (full time)

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 Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

You’ll be required to travel into the centre of Norwich for some of your modules. You will be required to travel within Norfolk to report on news stories on a regular basis, and some limited travel outside of the county may be required. Some additional study trips or visits may require a student contribution. Technical equipment will be provided although it is beneficial for students to have access to a modern smart phone. It is recommended that you obtain your own pair of over-the-ear plug in audio headphones (3.5mm jack connector) and a 16GB SD card for recording and storing footage. 

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

Course Reference Number: 6884458

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: 6884458
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1
This degree programme will teach you the fundamental skills you need to begin a career as a broadcast and digital journalist. It will enable you to work across TV, radio, print, social media and online platforms. You’ll master the production skills of the digital age, as you learn to tell the stories that really matter.
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