Digital News and Media [by Professional Practice] at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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Course summary

The University of Buckingham is:

  • We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.
  • Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.
  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.
  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.
Given the increasing role of digital media in all walks of life, the volatility of global politics, and full-scale assaults on the values and independence of traditional journalism, there has never been a more important time for universities to work with the industry not just to train but educate and inspire the best writers, designers and investigators. Buckingham’s new MA Digital News and Media by Research or Professional Practice is designed to achieve this aim by encouraging you to propose, research and complete a substantial project (the equivalent of a research dissertation) in Digital News or Digital Media to the highest of industry and academic standards. Listen to award-winning journalist and Course Director Professor Barnie Choudhury explain the concept behind the degree here. The programme supports a vibrant research community with regular research seminars available to attend in person or online, to enable you to advance your knowledge and develop valuable transferable skills. You will benefit from networking with internationally-recognised practitioners in a rich diversity of fields. The Professional Practice route to the MA also offers practising journalists the opportunity to reflect on and critique their professional work in an academic setting. Students following this route will provide a substantial body of work accumulated during their professional career and/or during their period of MA registration, and then produce a detailed critical and reflective commentary to form the main body of a portfolio, which is submitted in place of the Final Project. Full details are given in the Regulations for the programme.


Entry requirements

Normally, an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at 2.1 or above from a recognized university will be required, and for non-native speakers of English, an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or above or above. Exceptionally, where applicants have 5+ years’ work experience at senior level in a relevant career/industry sector and can demonstrate prior experiential learning, this will be accepted as a substitute for formal HE qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8267 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8267 Whole course
Scotland £8267 Whole course
Wales £8267 Whole course
Channel Islands £8267 Whole course
EU £14500 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £14500 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Digital News and Media [by Professional Practice] at University of Buckingham - UCAS