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News Journalism, MA/ PGDip

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
This News Journalism course from Nottingham Trent University prepares you to work in an editorial team to supply material across a multi-platform newsroom.  You will seek out original stories, conduct incisive interviews and produce crisp and engaging copy. You will train to be what Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez calls the best job in the world – a journalist.

About

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in news journalism with input from leading journalists and editors from publications across the country going from news novice to a multiskilled, multi-platform, social media savvy and highly employable 21st Century journalist.

Our agreement with the Nottingham Post gives students the opportunity to learn journalism skills on the job. Our students are gain invaluable first-hand experience working in industry and it gives the Post an opportunity to spot the best talent which is great for their newsroom  but also the city as skilled graduates are retained.

Careers and employability

Graduates from News Journalism course from Nottingham Trent University have gone on to work for the BBC, ITN, Sky News, and national and regional newspapers across the country. As well as working as newspaper reporters, news editors, broadcast journalists and sub-editors, many graduates have secured media related positions in PR, marketing, promotions and advertising.

Graduates of this course have progressed to roles in organisations including:

  • Editor - The Shetland Times Ltd
  • Senior Media Relations Officer - South Yorkshire Police
  • PR Manager - Slimming World
  • Content Editor - Tank PR
  • Director - Fourteen Forty
  • Communications Manager - Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Senior Editor - The Wall Street Journal
  • PR and Marketing Manager - The Parks Trust
  • Senior News Reporter – NME
  • Marketing and Communications Manager - Roehampton Club
  • Public Relations Officer - University of Derby
  • Digital Sports Journalist - Sky Sports
  • Senior Media Officer - The Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Reporter/Sub Editor - Press Association
  • PR Consultant - Eden Public Relations
  • Senior Reporter  -  Johnson Press PLC
  • Digital Journalist - The Sun's dreamteamfc.com
  • Sports Writer - Leicester Mercury
  • Senior Staff Writer - British Medical Association
  • Senior Reporter - Nottingham Post
  • Content Producer - BBC
  • Features Writer - Nottingham Post
  • Broadcast Journalist - BBC News Online
  • Communications Officer - East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Social Media Editor - Derby Telegraph
  • Production Editor - Future PLC
  • Freelance Digital/Video Sports Journalist - The Times, Guardian, Independent
  • Freelance Contributor/Features Writer - Bristol Post, BBC Radio Five Live, TalkSport Radio

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • News Journalism Skills and Digital Production 
  • Media Law
  • Public Affairs for Journalists
  • Dissertation 
  • Journalism, Ethics and Society 
  • Social Media

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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

  • A  2.1 honours degree and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered.
  • Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 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.
  • Part-time UK/EU: £4,000

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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