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Journalism, M.A.

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  • 13 months
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University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Take the fast track to a career in journalism with our highly vocational Journalism MA offered by Staffordshire University . Our News Days and work placement opportunities will give you the skills necessary to launch your journalism career.
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Overview

Staffordshire University enjoys strong links with the Journalism industry and our teaching staff have many years experience of working in newspapers, online journalism, radio and television. You’ll have access to industry-standard equipment throughout your studies.

You’ll work with a team of top industry professionals and academics, and learn how to self-operate as a multi-media journalist. Our focus is on combining theory and practice in a lively and engaging atmosphere that replicates the real world of journalism.

You’ll undertake a fully assessed work placement and have an opportunity to visit several leading London newsrooms, including Sky News, Sky Sports News, ITV News and The Daily Telegraph, which is included in the course fees.

Career opportunities

  • Content Marketer
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Press Officer
  • Social Media Officer/Manager
  • Print Journalist
  • Publishing Editor
  • Sub-editor

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Production Journalism
  • Convergent Newsdays
  • An Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
  • Government, Politics and Journalism
  • Journalism Studies
  • Writing for News
  • Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues for Journalists
  • Work Placement
  • Major Journalism Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You’ll usually need a minimum 2:1 BA honours degree, but candidates with a 2:2 may be invited to interview.
  • Mature students can be considered based on experience.
  • If your first language is not English, you’ll need the equivalent of a 2:1 degree in the UK and an IELTS score of at least 7.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11772 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8136 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8820 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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