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MA/PGDip Journalism: News/Broadcast/Sport

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Do you want to become an incisive and ethical journalist? Are you interested in understanding how to tell great news or sports stories online, in print, on radio or on television? Whatever your professional goals, this NCTJ accredited MA in Journalism will give you the practical skills you need to achieve them.

Designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in professional journalism in the UK, you’ll gain the skills you need and learn how to work within the industry codes of conduct. These skills will enable you to become a well-respected and forward-thinking media professional. What’s more, you’ll be able to align your interests with your programme by choosing the pathway that interests you most – whether that’s broadcast journalism, sports journalism or news journalism.

Based at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus, you’ll be immersed in a world of media greats, including national broadcasters like the BBC and ITV. What better way to sharpen your journalism credentials and set yourself up for success?

You will:

  • Learn from leading academic staff with a wealth of real-world journalism experience
  • Study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus, adjacent to reputable media organisations such as the BBC and ITV
  • Undertake practical placements, giving you the tools and training you need to establish yourself as a media professional
  • have the opportunity to earn the Diploma qualification from the National Council for Training of Journalists.
  • Graduate with a portfolio of work that can be used for employment or further study

When you graduate, you’ll be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, or an MA degree if you choose to complete a personal project. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the NCTJ Diploma alongside your studies (separate fees apply) – a qualification that is highly sought after by UK editors.

EMPLOYMENT

With our location in one of the UK’s most established media hubs, combined with our close links to a variety of media organisations across Salford and Greater Manchester, our news, sports and broadcasting journalism graduates have a strong record of successfully gaining employment within the industry following graduation.

Many of our students have gone on to secure professional roles with national broadcasters like the BBC, Sky and ITV, as well as leading UK print and online media publications for companies including Bloomberg, the Manchester Evening News and the Cavendish Press national news agency.

With media becoming increasingly important in today’s digital age, there’s never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in professional journalism. And with the skills and practical experience you’ll gain throughout your time with us, you’ll be well-positioned for a longstanding career in whichever specialism you choose.

CAREER LINKS

During the course, you will get the opportunity to undertake industry placements in your chosen specialism area. This gives you valuable experience of working in newsrooms, having content published or broadcast, and the chance to establish useful links with professionals. Our placement partners include the BBC, ITV (Granada Reports), the Manchester Evening News and Bolton News and locally-based news agencies.

Students can also achieve PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,030per year

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

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 97 3

    46th out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    130 64%

    28th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    72nd

    40
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    137 69%

    28th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    61st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    32nd

    12

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