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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

This course gives you unique access to the television journalism industry with 96% employment rate in the TV or related industry and tailored work placements every week.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students with a degree looking to become good all-round television journalists capable of working in newsrooms, on multi-media and in documentaries and current affairs. Applicants should have an interest in video and TV films and have a broad general knowledge including lifestyle, sport and politics. This course is not about general TV presenting, it is how to write, create and report visual journalism for yourself and others to present. Vitally, you should want to communicate using moving pictures and be excited by the wonderful world of television!

Objectives:

MA Television Journalism has an outstanding reputation in, and unparalleled contact with, the professional world - each Wednesday students work in the journalism industry.

With weekly newsdays, students learn practical multimedia skills: finding, researching, writing, newsgathering, interviewing, presenting, reporting, self-shooting, and editing content, all supported by core journalism principles (Media Law, Journalism Ethics, Data Journalism and Political Headlines).

Students make half-hour documentaries in teams of three in the final term. These have won such awards as Guardian Young Journalists of the Year, BJTC documentary award, and been re-worked for broadcast on BBC Newsnight.

30 students work in teaching groups of 15 ensuring daily personal contact with tutors including former BBC/ITV self-shooting producer-director Sally Webb; ABC news producer Mike Trew; investigative journalist Paul Lashmar; Reuters and Sky News journalist George Negas; BBC World Service’s Dr Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar; former Reuters editor Lloyd Watson and former editor of The Andrew Marr Show Professor Barney Jones.

This degree is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Career prospects:

Our postgraduate television journalism course has 100% employment rate according to graduates responding to the 15/16 DLHE survey.

Alumni include BBC’s Sophie Raworth and famous names such as :

Dermot Murnaghan (Sky News)
Barbara Serra (Al Jazeera)
Jo Whiley (BBC Radio)

Recent graduates of the MA Broadcasting include:

Ramita Navai, Emmy Award-winning documentary maker
Chris Mason (BBC Political Reporter)
Isobel Webster (Sky News)
Darren McGaffrey (Sky News)
Minnie Stephenson (ITN)
Cordelia Lynch (Sky News Washington).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,400overall cost

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

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    149 74%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    63rd

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