During this exciting course, you will engage with practical up-to-date multimedia newsgathering and storytelling techniques. You will make use of opportunities for real-world news writing experience and learn to work creatively, accurately and expediently to deadlines in preparation for working in what is a fast-paced and constantly evolving field. Why study this course with us? Journalism is a competitive industry with a wide-reaching influence on society. It is also a field that is subject to massive changes, which will have a profound impact on audiences and news disseminators. To operate effectively, journalists must now have a grasp of multimedia techniques and skills beyond the traditional craft of news-gathering and writing. This course is designed to be responsive to changes in the industry and is forward-looking, with an emphasis on current and emerging journalism practice. You will be supported and encouraged to become an innovative storyteller while gaining valuable newsroom experience.
Please see our website for the most up to date module information: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/journalism
You will be assessed through formal essays, portfolios of articles and audiovisual artefacts, and through the submission of a Journalism Master's Project. The weighting is 100% coursework. You will have between six and ten hours of contact time per week, and will be expected to undertake 580 hours of independent guided study.
A minimum 2:2 or extensive industry experience is required. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.
Fees and funding
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