There has probably never been a more challenging and exciting time to work as a professional journalist, especially in broadcasting.
This demanding postgraduate degree develops your skills as a journalist in three key areas of global communication – television, radio and multimedia. It has a broad focus that includes international journalism. This is especially important in what is now a global industry.
You study hands-on editorial and production skills. There are also theory modules in • legal systems • political systems • professional practice • communications in the UK and internationally.
We have links with the BBC and the Press Association – the UK’s leading news gathering and training organisation.
You will be taught by experienced, enthusiastic and committed academics and practicing national journalists including existing broadcast journalists.
The course contains an even mix of academic learning and vocational training and you learn to
understand and appreciate the craft of journalism
develop critical awareness and understanding of the professional and regulatory structure of international broadcast journalism
understand the law related to journalism, with emphasis on broadcasting
apply ethical standards in journalism
uphold a professional standard of international news gathering
understand the political processes and the constraints and opportunities journalists face
develop the technical skills to work in television, radio and multimedia
You gain key skills including how to
originate and develop ideas for news stories
gather news and carry out research and investigations
interview individuals face-to-face, by phone or multimedia devices, in a studio or on location, live and recorded
write for different formats, such as television, radio and multimedia
confirm material and ensure it is accurate, legal and meets regulations
work as a journalist in various testing situations
Learning on the course is enhanced by our latest facilities which include a new, purpose-built newsroom at our city campus. The dedicated newsroom includes the latest radio and television recording and editing facilities and has access to a 24-hour news feed from the BBC.