This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills through research-informed learning in digital journalism, data science, computer coding and digital development. These core elements will be supplemented by a range of options enabling students to study media and computational issues by participation in new and existing modules delivered within the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and the School of Computer Science and Informatics.
Applicants should hold a good 1st degree. Applicants are also required to submit a personal statement and at least 1 academic reference. Work experience within the media or creative industries would be beneficial. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component). Applicants with IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) may be considered, provided they undertake and successfully complete the University's 8-week pre-sessional English course.
Semester 1: Information processing in Python; web application development; digital journalism; reporters and the reported. Semester 2: Digital investigation. 1 from: Web and social computing; human centric computing; visual communication and information design. 2 from: Reporting business, finance and economics; reporting health and science; global crisis reporting; managing print in a digital world. Plus dissertation project.
Assessment methods include dissertation project.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,560 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cathays Park Campus||Cardiff||CF10 3AT||Wales|
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