Birkbeck, University of London
This programme offers students the opportunity to acquire a fast-track but grounding in practical journalistic skills, a strong working knowledge of the media industry and the principal contemporary theories of media and culture, and an ability to develop professional writing skills across journalistic genres; beyond the core skills delivered in the fast-track module, subsequent modules combine professional skills with a more conceptual understanding of how to interpret and communicate ideas in professional media work; the programme equips students with skills relevant to a wide range of professional contexts, and accordingly covers diverse aspects such as web journalism and other online media production, public relations, professional communications, and other skills relevant to the creative industries; students are strongly encouraged to develop their own areas of interest as well as to identify emerging areas of demand in the industry.
A good degree in any related subject; other qualifications will be considered. Applications are encouraged from those with prior journalistic experience.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Students take a combination of the following option modules and complete a dissertation; option modules: advanced sub-editing; layout and design; fast-track practical journalism skills; journalistic skills in pr and professional communications; theoretical perspectives on media; web-based journalism and online media production; please note: Not all option modules are offered each year. If students are interested in further research, offer MPhil/PHD programmes in related subjects.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time evening||£ 1,975 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time evening||£ 3,825 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time evening||£ 1,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,375 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 11,995 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time evening||£ 2,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time evening||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time evening||£ 2,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Media and Cultural Studies
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