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Course summary

Overview If you have an inquiring mind and are passionate about news and current affairs, this course is for you. Whether you are thinking of pursuing a career in general news journalism or you have developed an interest or specialism from your first degree, this course will give you the space to develop your skills, as you research, write or produce your own news stories. On this course, you’ll gain the practical skills of modern journalism, particularly broadcast and online, with a particular focus on UK journalism practices, political systems and media law. You’ll work in modern TV and radio studios, explore mobile journalism, develop online content, and record interviews and news reports. You’ll gain the knowledge to navigate the complexities of UK media law and ethics. About This Course This course is designed to equip you with the core practical skills of journalism preparing you to work in the news media or related careers. It will also help you develop the ability to reflect critically on your own work and the nature and limitations of news coverage. Some of your modules will be taught on campus, but much of your teaching will take place at our dedicated media centre in the heart of Norwich, ‘Broadcast House.’ We are based in the former studios of Radio Broadland and Heart Radio in the centre of this attractive and newsworthy city. The building was refitted by UEA in 2021 and is home to three purpose built soundproofed studios, equipped with a radio studio, a TV studio, and a podcast studio. We also have a 24-seat newsroom with Adobe Audition, Premier Pro, our newsroom production software, and a modern TV gallery. You’ll undertake in-depth study of UK media law and regulation. as required by prospective employers in mainstream UK journalism. You’ll study the political and civic structures which govern the UK at local and national level, giving you the essential knowledge for finding and researching news stories. You’ll visit the courts and local councils and produce news stories based on what you’ve seen. You will practice interviewing, reporting, audio and video production, and learn how to develop and structure news stories for different media. You’ll also hear from guest speakers from the world of industry and select an optional module to further your specific interests. Our school is home to internationally recognised experts, and you will have access to their knowledge in the fields of public affairs, politics, international relations and cultural change. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method

Assessment is both practical and essay based as well as a dissertation by practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at minimum 2.1 standard or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all four components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9500 Whole course
Scotland £9500 Whole course
Wales £9500 Whole course
International £19800 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Sponsorship information

The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries which are based on academic merit.

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