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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

In the ever-changing media landscape, core journalistic skills are more at a premium than ever. The mix of broadcasting and online writing in this intensely practical course sharpens the defining elements of cutting-edge journalism. Using professional-standard studios and newsrooms, you’ll be encouraged to take key roles as editors, news editors, convergence editors, and reporters on all of our media outlets.

Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the UK’s largest industry-backed higher education training body for multiplatform, broadcast and mobile journalism, this course will provide you with the necessary skills to undertake a successful career in this fast-paced industry.

Develop your skills in news writing, TV production, radio production, digital production, photography and web content management
Gain an in-depth understanding of media regulation, issues with press and broadcasting freedoms and approaches to the role of journalism and journalists, along with ethical dilemmas and professional codes of conduct
Build specialist knowledge through your choice of optional units
Attend weekly seminars structured in a news day format where you’ll learn how to produce your own radio and TV bulletins and packages
Produce a portfolio of eye-catching, strikingly original stories to present to potential employers
Publish your work on The Breaker, the news and features site run by BU’s MA Journalism students
Benefit from BU’s close industry links through a three-week work placement with a major news organisation
Learn from award-winning journalists with experience in local, national and international news
Our graduates have gone on to work with a variety of organisations including the BCC, Sky, Sky Sports, CNN and many more.

Careers

In this course you'll cover radio, television, print and online journalism, which will prepare you for a fast-changing industry where emphasis is placed on multi-media.

Given the range of skills they develop through this course, our graduates have gone on to work across various media and often make rapid progress into senior positions.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 97 3

    68th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    121 60%

    42nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    67th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%

    70th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    54th

    17

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