Glasgow Caledonian University
2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent. Evidence of journalistic endeavour or experience. Pass in entrance test and interview. Ordinary or Bachelor's degree applicants must have 2 years' full-time relevant work experience. If you have more extensive experience, some NCTJ prelim exam passes within the past decade, or notable occupational achievements in some specific areas. Test format: NCTJ entrance test sat on computer, comprising: correction of errors in use of English, writing a short news story from supplied material, 20 current affairs questions; plus BJTC voice test in radio studio. Interview format: In the individual interview you will be asked why you want to be a journalist, what experience you have had in journalism (e.g. student, voluntary, freelance) and about any specialist journalistic ambitions you may have; about your awareness of current news issues and the news media (e.g. what papers you read, and why); and, crucially, from how you generally conduct yourself we will be hoping to spot some of the human qualities journalists need to have: such as curiosity, politeness, persistence. International students whose 1st language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 7.0.
Modules include: Law; government; shorthand theory and 50wpm; reporting and writing; multimedia production; journalism in context; law and government (continued); shorthand 80 and 100wpm; multimedia news days; advanced reporting; option (arts, sports or business journalism, subject to numbers); multimedia portfolio.
Each module is assessed separately, some by continuous coursework (reporting and writing, multimedia journalism production and presentation; advanced reporting writing and production; journalism in context; the options); some by exams or tests (shorthand, and newsdays, which are in effect a group exam lasting a whole day); and some by a combination of coursework and NCTJ examinations (law; government).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||-||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Glasgow Caledonian University||Glasgow||G4 0BA||Scotland|
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