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Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
Taught by leading journalists who are experienced in handling the benefits and challenges of working in an international context, this Journalism course from Falmouth University gives you the opportunity to cultivate an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. 
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Overview

In a rapidly evolving digital era, models of journalism production and distribution are constantly changing. Today’s journalists need to think radically, learn to adapt and exploit new forms of news media and be fluent with key creative tools used to produce compelling news content in various formats - text, video, photo + LIVE news.

Throughout this Journalism masters degree from Falmouth University you will critically engage with media ‘disruptors’, develop understanding of the changing relationship of journalist and audience and gain insight into the challenges posed by artificial intelligence, big data and ‘churnalism’. You should find yourself tested and asked to aim high as you become equipped to work independently from anywhere in the world.

As you focus on data journalism, social media and impactful storytelling, this programme aims to facilitate innovators grounded in the best journalism standards. 

You will:

  • Develop your skills as a creative and technically agile non-fiction storyteller in order to work independently as a journalist
  • Learn how to create compelling news for dissemination across multiple content platforms with global audiences in mind
  • Discover how to thrive and innovate in the international digital news and communications industries
  • Exploit social media and data journalism tools, developing a critical understanding of the shifting political, social and industry environments in which journalists must operate around the world.​

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Creative Professional Practice
  • The Mobile Journalist
  • Journalism Innovation and Enterprise
  • Audiovisual Storytelling
  • Major project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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

  • An honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification
  • Proof of proficiency in English (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening or TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) with a minimum of 88 overall and at least 21 in all 4 components).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5304 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5304 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Postgraduate Masters Finance for students in Wales

  • If you're studying a distance learning postgraduate masters in Wales, you can apply for Postgraduate Masters Finance and receive up to £17,000 as a combination of grant and loan. 

Postgraduate Masters Finance for students in England

  • New entrants to postgraduate study can apply for a government-backed, non-means tested Masters Loan of up to £10,906.

Falmouth Flexible Bursaries

  • The Falmouth Flexible Bursary Fund is designed to support aspiring leaders in the creative sector.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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