MA Journalism - broadcast: University of Westminster

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MA Journalism - broadcast: University of Westminster, Admissions and Marketing Office, Harrow Campus, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3TP, Harrow, United Kingdom
Journalism and Mass Communications
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1 year full-time
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Course Overview

This course provides in depth practical training and a critical understanding of broadcast journalism and the news media. . It is designed to help students start careers in the UK radio, television and multi-media journalism industries.

You will learn the reporting, writing and presentation skills required for being a good journalist in radio and TV, as well as new media. Teaching is done in small groups by experienced industry professionals, using up to date professional-standard news production soft-ware, video and audio equipment for your journalism assignments. You will also be introduced to web-journalism and blogging. You will study media law and public affairs, and can also acquire the skills of a specialist correspondent but choosing from a variety of specialist journalism options.

Course content

Semester One modules

  • Radio News and Reporting
  • Journalism Skills A critical approach to acquiring the skills and techniques of contemporary journalism
  • Theory and Practice of Journalism a grounding in media law and public affairs.
  • Theres a slot for a work placement in January between the two Semesters, and Shorthand classes run throughout both Semesters.

Semester Two modules

  • Television Journalism
  • Specialist Journalism: they offer travel, environmental, business, investigative, medical, sports and arts and entertainment journalism.
  • Radio Feature and Documentary

During the summer months broadcast students work on their MA Final Project which can be either a half hour professional standard radio documentary or a 15,000 word Dissertation.

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