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Master of International Journalism
Master of International Journalism

Master of International Journalism

  • ID:LC440208
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

English Requirement

  • IELTS overall score of 6.5 

Other Requirements

  • Interview.
  • Portfolio review .
  • Candidates for the course will be expected to produce a portfolio of journalism work. Candidates should include: a news story and a 1,000-word feature article on a given subject. Inclusion of these two pieces is the minimum requirement for portfolio submission.
  • Telephone or Skype interview. Candidates will then be interviewed about how they researched and wrote the pieces in their portfolio. Staff will then assess the prospective students aptitude and suitability for the course.

Course Information

This is a course for our times, responding to the challenges of globalization. The degree will challenge those from the UK and beyond to think past their national perspectives. To get the full story you need to transcend geographical borders and traditional divisions.

Today's big stories are complex, simultaneously political, economic, hyper-local and global. You will learn about transnational organisations, critique theories relating to the role of the media and globalisation and practice journalism across various media platforms.

  • Study with professionals from the industry, including alumni of this course, who will share practice examples, give you tips on entering the industry and help you develop your network.
  • Explore career options in regional, national and transnational reporting, or as a political, economic and foreign correspondent as you develop into a rounded journalist capable of seeing the whole 'global' story.
  • Develop your resourcefulness and enterprise – with an ability to identify and pursue stories and to challenge, test and critique evidence, while adhering to ethical codes of conduct.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge, by visiting national and/or international news organisations such as Reuters and Bloomberg, as well as UK/EU parliaments; work on the University community radio station and student newspaper or gain experience with local and regional newspapers and radio stations.
  • Benefit from a degree that gives you relevant transferable skills in publishing, copywriting, public relations, in-house press office positions, teaching, sports journalism, media research and digital media production, or enable you to continue to an MPhil or PhD research degree.

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  • Final Project In International Journalism (MED000-6) Compulsory
  • Journalism Practices Around The World (MED002-6) Compulsory
  • Media And International Development (MED026-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methods (MED030-6) Compulsory
  • The Global Reporter (MED001-6) Compulsory
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The qualification will be of value to anyone seeking to work as regional or national reporters, political, economic and foreign correspondents.

In terms of journalism’s related industries, the qualification would be of value to those seeking work as political researchers for Members of Parliament, media regulators, related lobby groups and the creative industries more broadly.

The project work on the course provides an opportunity to make contacts and develop specialist knowledge of specific areas of the media and regulation

Typical areas that media graduates could expect to find work include broadcasting, journalism, arts or media administration, governmental regulation of the media and lobbying of governments on behalf of the media, research, marketing, sales and advertising, design, and writing.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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