Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Automotive Journalism (Taught)

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Course summary

From the outset, this course immerses you in the world of automotive journalism and equips you with the skills needed to become an automotive journalist. Previously, our students have found themselves invited on press launches to write about new cars, reporting from press day of the Geneva motor show for a unique live blog or writing articles on motoring issues and motorsport for our in-house Automotive magazine and website. Automotive manufacturing, a $1trillion global business employing more than 50 million people, is experiencing far-reaching change. Issues over environmental sustainability and climate change, changes in vehicle use and ownership models and trends towards electric and autonomous vehicles may all be discussed during the course. Journalism is also experiencing a revolution with the emergence of digital platforms and the gradual decline of print readerships. As a result it is a fascinating time to be involved in automotive media. We provide you with the essential knowledge and practical skills required for a successful automotive journalism career. You will get used to working with multiple forms of media – generating traditional print, audio and video content, all the while embracing new technologies and creating parallel digital content, including social media, blogs and web-based content. You will be taught the key techniques required in automotive media. These include how to work with press offices to obtain vehicles for testing, and then how to evaluate and describe vehicles for specific audiences. We also consider other forms of automotive journalism including news writing, interviewing, motorsport reporting and writing about classic vehicles and automotive history.

Course details

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework, tests, essays, dissertation or project work and presentations.

Entry requirements

Normal entry requires a good honours degree in any subject and/or equivalent professional experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2022/23 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Automotive Journalism at Coventry University - UCAS