University of Kent
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Postgraduate programmes in journalism at Kent offer you the opportunity to research and learn in an environment that combines excellence in the practice of convergent, multimedia journalism with intellectual leadership in the history, ethics and future of the news industry.
The MA Multimedia Journalism sets graduates from a wide range of backgrounds on to a career path in the news industry. You learn to report for newspapers, websites, radio and television to a professional standard, while completing the National Council for the Training of Journalists' (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism.
Study at the only UK university which is co-located with a professional TV station, with opportunities for paid internships and invaluable work experience.
The Centre for Journalism leads the way for employability in the news industry. You learn to report for newspapers, websites, radio and television using state-of-the-art technology.
The programme assumes no previous training in journalism. It is designed to convert knowledge gained through undergraduate studies in humanities, sciences and social sciences into a journalistic specialism.
Your tutors are award-winning journalists with experience in local, national and international news and leading academics in law and politics. You will study for the National Council for the Training of Journalists' (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism and produce a portfolio of eye-catching, strikingly original stories. Optional modules may include political journalism, reporting conflict, sports journalism, travel journalism, television production and advanced multimedia storytelling.
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Duration: 1 year full-time
Compulsory modules in Reporting and Writing, Media Law and Ethics, and Principles and Practice of Convergent Journalism introduce you to the professional challenges of modern reporting and prepare you to pass the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Diploma in Journalism (this involves passing papers in shorthand, public affairs, law and reporting). In addition you can choose to study Political Reporting, Travel Journalism and Specialist Journalism.
Who is this course for?
This course is for those looking for a career in journalism or media, whether it's a passion, a career change, or if you want to study a different subject to your undergraduate degree. This postgraduate conversion programme will help you learn new skills, improve your job prospects and send your career in a different direction.
Minimum 2.2 - 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant academic subject (eg, politics, history, English, international relations) and demonstrable interest in and aptitude for journalism. Suitably qualified applicants will be invited for interview and will be required to sit an entrance test. In certain circumstances, the Centre will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Head of Centre and/or the Director of Learning and Teaching and the Director of Graduate Studies.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications.
This degree will prepare students for employment in broadcast, print and online media.
The Centre's graduates work for the Daily Mail, The Sun, Sky News, Sky Sports, The Jeremy Vine Show, CNN, Euronews, BBC Persian, the Financial Times, This Is Money, KMTV and a wide range of local and regional newsrooms.
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