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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course prepares you to work in radio and television newsrooms and factual programming. You will be taught how to research and write your own stories, conduct effective interviews and record and edit for audio and video using the latest digital technology.

The course has been developed in close association with major media organisations and is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

What you'll study

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in media law, public administration and ethics and regulation. You will become familiar with studios, be given professional voice training to help your presentation skills, and gain a solid grounding in media law, public administration, ethics and regulation.

You will also work with other students on regular news days that replicate industry practice, producing news packages for radio, television and our online news blog.

By the end of the course you will be ready to take your place in the multi-platform world of broadcasting.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit award during this course.

Study methods and assessments

Study methods on this course include practical sessions, project work and independent learning, as well as tutorials, lectures and seminars.

This practical course enables you to develop story ideas and contacts, gathering your own material for journalistic work. Online production is integral with a focus on multimedia skills development required by the industry.

Placements give you the chance to work in radio, television and online news organisations including Notts TV.

You will be assessed by a mixture of portfolio work, essays, exams and presentations. MA students are required to complete the multi-platform project which includes a radio or TV documentary, an online feature and a research essay.

Your career development

Employability is a key focus of this course, with many of the compulsory modules including initiatives to help enhance you future career in journalism. This course also has established links with its former students, through which we receive employment opportunities for graduating students.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,850per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With students and staff from over 160 countries, cultural diversity is a key part of the university's identity.
Support from the International Development Office, country advisors, International Student Support team, Global Lounge, NTU Faith and employability specialists.
NTU was the first UK university to receive a Purple Flag award for entertainment, diversity and safety.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 97 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    113 56%

    56th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    26th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    38th

    20

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