Graduates of all disciplines are equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism through intensive practical training and tuition. Designed to meet the requirements of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the course is taught by dedicated staff with media and industry experience, and strong professional connections. You will benefit from a mandatory placement providing key networking opportunities which will also enhance your employability.
Year of entry 2014
Length 1 year full-time · 2 years part-time
Fees Full-time UK and EU students: £6,200 · Part-time UK and EU students: £690 per 20 credit unit. · A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits. · Non-EU overseas students: £12,500 · Information about fees and financial support
Location Manchester Campus
Department Department of Information & Communications
A 2-4 week professional work placement at a newspaper, online or broadcast environment.
The course will prepare you to take a leading role in a rapidly evolving global media industry where you will explore the global potential of multi-platform news publishing. You will learn how to cover any story from print, web and broadcast, and crucially, how to adapt a story from one medium to another. The emphasis on your work output will enable you to amass a full and varied portfolio to present to potential employers on graduation.
Learning will take place in a vibrant and innovative environment including multimedia newsroom facilities in which you can thrive and grow. You will be taught by a team of dedicated, experienced professionals with extensive media experience and strong, professional contacts. The course will focus on block teaching to facilitate students who may be working already, and core elements of journalism and media law will be taught in the first term to ensure that students have a solid grounding and understanding of the subject before moving on to multi- platform application and broader elements.
On successful completion of the course you will be ideally placed to pursue a career at the forefront of multimedia journalism as a multi-skilled reporter or presenter.
You will normally have a minimum 2.2 UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline.
Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English Language proficiency to IELTS overall score 7.0 (must achieve 6.0 minimum in each individual component).
There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.