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Course summary

In today's digital age, journalists need the versatility and skills to be able to create high-quality features across different platforms. As a features writer, you could work on long-form pieces for websites, newspapers, magazines or podcasts, focusing on a specialist subject or type of feature writing, or taking on more diverse business-to-business work. If you have a passion for journalism and long-form writing, UWE Bristol’s MA Journalism (Specialist Features) gives you the writing and audio skills to confidently produce a variety of content across both print and online channels. As you learn the theory, and put into it practice, you’ll develop your writing, research and storytelling capabilities, and build technical skills such as page layout, podcasting and website building. Unlike other MAs focusing on news or specialisms such as sport or fashion, this course centres on feature and long-form writing for a range of markets. Developing a specialism of your choice (such as sport, music, the environment, travel or fashion), will build your versatility and make you more employable. UWE Bristol has sector-leading expertise in journalism, standing at ninth in the UK in the Guardian League Tables 2020. Working with highly experienced journalists, you’ll be based at the arts-focused Bower Ashton studios, where you’ll be immersed in the writing and multimedia journalism skills needed for today’s media industry. You will build experience on placements and work shadowing; work on your own projects; and go away with a high-quality portfolio to show to prospective employers. By the end, you’ll be in a strong position to take on work on a freelance or staff basis with magazines (both specialist and business-to-business), or to write for channels such as websites or podcasts.

Entry requirements

We are looking for highly motivated, creative students who are passionate about telling stories. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in an art or media related subject area or equivalent, or relevant professional experience. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview, where you will be expected to talk about your previous work (from audio, film, design, photography, writing, digital media, etc) and discuss the ideas you have for the stories you want to tell. Skype or telephone interviews will be arranged for international applicants.

Fees and funding

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Journalism (Specialist Features) at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS