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Digital Journalism (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Middlesex University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Distance/Online Study

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Consultants from pioneers in the digital world, such as Google News Lab and the Guardian/Observer, have contributed to make this master's course industry-relevant and at the forefront of the most innovative developments in the news business. The curriculum has been specifically designed to be consumed and shared with an online, diverse community of students from around the world.

Why study MSc Digital Journalism at Middlesex University?

This programme will develop your existing core and technical journalistic skills while you are encouraged to discover the type of journalist you would like to be. Find a topic or subject that truly sparks your interest and become an expert as you explore this topic critically and creatively in your final project.

Build and improve your intellectual rigour as you learn about the relevance and legacy of trends and affairs that are shaping the media landscape right now. You'll gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the media industry in a number of ways: for instance, as a data or digital journalist, or as a media analyst or researcher.

This course gives you the opportunity to push your academic work or take on a work placement. We have industry links with the a variety of national and international news outlets and our academics are at the forefront of their fields and will guide you as you develop your own specialist knowledge and practice.

All of the modules you'll study link theory with practice, giving you the chance to reflect on how you practice, why you should practice in a certain way, and the implications of journalistic practice.

Course content

What will you study on MSc Digital Journalism?

Over the course of this master's, you'll learn about the key phenomena that are impacting the journalism and media industry from a technical, practical and intellectual perspective. For example, you'll investigate how artificial intelligence is benefitting and challenging the power dynamics that shape the news industry.

You'll consider the ethical challenges that global shifts in power are bringing to journalism and you'll explore some of the fundamentals you need to both practice and understand coding for journalistic purposes and big data trends in storytelling.

In addition to building your knowledge about these latest trends, including where they have come from and projections about where they are heading, you'll specialise in a subject or topic to advance your critical, independent and researching skills.

Careers

How can the MSc Digital Journalism support your career?

The career routes on offer to journalism graduates is broadening and diversifying. There are many new roles becoming available in journalism and your journalism skills are easily transferable to other careers. This marks a transition from jobs principally being available at newspapers and other legacy media to a wide range of other jobs that are being made available online, through alternative media and the wider communications industry.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 97 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    103 51%

    81st

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    80th

    39

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