Overview This is a course for storytellers with a mission to inform at an international level. You’ll get to grips with the practical skills of modern journalism, particularly broadcast and online, and examine the media’s relationship with society. You’ll work in modern TV studios, explore mobile journalism, develop online content, and record interviews and news reports. If you have an inquiring mind and are passionate about online and broadcast news and global current affairs, this course is for you. Whether you’ve developed an interest or specialism from your first degree, or are thinking of pursuing a career in general news journalism, it will give you space to develop your skills as you research, write or present the stories you find. About This Course This course is designed to equip you with the core practical and theoretical skills of journalism preparing you to work in the media or related careers. It will also help you develop the ability to reflect critically on 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 and a modern TV gallery. You’ll take an international overview of media law and political systems, and have the chance to consider the demands made of correspondents reporting from beyond their home territories. You’ll take compulsory modules that will teach you practical skills, give you an understanding of ethical journalism, and help you see the role of the media from a broader perspective. You’ll also select an optional module to further your specific interests. You will practice interviewing, reporting, video and broadcast production, and learn how to develop and structure news stories for different media and hear from guest speakers from the world of industry. 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: www.uea.ac.uk
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Assessment is both practical and essay based as well as a dissertation by practice.
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 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 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.
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|Northern Ireland||£9500||Whole course|
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The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries which are based on academic merit.
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