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Course summary

This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. You’ll learn all the aspects of the process from research and production right through to multi-platforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets. This course will offer you a multi-platform approach to documentary making, as you’ll develop in-depth research methods, storytelling techniques, gain practical skills in broadcasting, writing, online and visual journalism. You’ll be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting documentary makers across all platforms and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making. As part of the course, you can chose to work with the MA Documentary production hub which provides film production experience on live projects within NTU, the local creative industries and further afield. Employability is a key focus of the course, and you will meet commissioning editors and documentary producers within the field. You will work with live commissioning briefs wherever possible and will be encouraged to pitch ideas to documentary and other festivals during your course.


See our website for a full list of modules available.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed by a mixture of portfolio work, essays and exams as well as a final project of a finished documentary. Applicants should be aware that each module involves a considerable amount of independent learning.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism. Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered. Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening. All journalism applicants will be asked to submit a written piece as part of their application.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6200 Year 1
Scotland £6200 Year 1
Wales £6200 Year 1
EU £11200 Year 1
International £11200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. Please take a look at our website for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Provider information

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Documentary Journalism at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS