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News Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

News Journalism is the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ top performing postgraduate journalism course for 2016 and is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career as a news journalist, whether at a hyperlocal, regional, or national level.

You will learn the basics of how to find, produce, and publish a story using the most effective – and relevant – tools available. You will be taught how to write news, features, and opinion, how to research stories, build up contacts, and work a news patch that they are allocated.

In addition, you will also learn how to shoot short videos and stills on mobile for online reporting on our own public-facing news site and how to maximise the use of social media to share and promote your stories.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration
  • Reporters and the Reported
  • News Journalism 1
  • News Journalism 2
  • News Reporting and Production
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Data Journalism
  • Professional Development
  • Major Project

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                You need the following IELTS score:

                • Minimum required score:

                  7.5

                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                  Schedule IELTS

                General Requirements

                • Applicants that meet our Entry Criteria will be invited to attend an interview. The main interview periods will take place between December and April.
                • Applicants will normally be expected to hold a UK higher education degree of lower second class Honours or above, or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent. This requirement may be waived for students with appropriate alternative qualifications.
                • In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.5.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  18350 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 18350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • National

                  9950 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 9950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Cardiff

                • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                  Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                Funding

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