This PPA-Accredited course provides industry-relevant and specialist journalism training. Based in one of our multimedia newsrooms, the course is designed to give you experience of working in a professional environment. This MA has a specific emphasis on the practice of journalism and develops the skills you'll need for employment in the journalism or creative industries. You will learn how to write advanced news and features, gain an understanding of the scope of the laws affecting journalists, and develop the editorial, interpersonal and self-management skills needed to work within the media industry. You'll examine the journalism business and have the opportunity to specialise in magazine journalism. You'll also gain practical skills such as audio and video production and photo editing. In your final term you'll choose between either an academic dissertation or a journalism project route – which allows you to work in a team to produce a magazine. We have a number of dedicated multimedia newsrooms, fitted with Mac computers, a video suite and a viewing room containing industry-standard software, which are designed to give you the experience of working in a fast-paced environment. You'll be taught by a journalism team who have worked for the Guardian, Financial Times, the BBC and Reuters. Carrying out work placements is an important part of this course. Not only will you be putting the skills you've learnt on the course into practice, you'll also learn valuable new ones, build a strong CV and make vital industry contacts. There are visits to media organisations, such as the BBC, as well as special seminars and workshops held by industry professionals. Roehampton has links with other media organisations, such as Haymarket Media Group, national and regional newspapers and websites.
You are usually expected to hold a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad. Advice on recognition may be obtained from the Admissions Manager.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6824||Year 1|
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