Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International Journalism

The programme is designed so that if you have no experience you will receive basic training in journalism practice. If you already have journalistic skills, you will be able to concentrate on analysing the craft and your own part in it. In this way, the course will develop your ability to critically analyse the purpose and structure of journalism and to evaluate the processes and products of either your own or other people's work. International Journalism is the first course aimed at developing critical analysis on the international stage for both practitioners and those who have a serious interest in this field. The programme concentrates on journalism with international relations and is suitable for students from abroad as well as those from the UK. You will be taught by professional, experienced and enthusiastic academic staff with extensive and current practical industry experience in print, radio, television and online journalism. Many of them have an excellent record of research and publications in journalism and international relations.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Journalism Studies An introduction to the theoretical concepts surrounding the study of journalism. The module will cover a range of subjects including news values, law and ethics, agenda setting, gatekeeping, representation and stereotyping, the use of language, the business of a newsroom and the effects of online journalism on the news agenda •International Relations for Journalists Examines the theory and practice of international relations focusing in particular on cultural, economic and security relations •Academic Research for Journalists Provides you with a thorough understanding of academic research methods and methodologies suitable for journalism social research and the production of research papers and dissertations at masters level •Comparative Media Analysis Gain knowledge and understanding of the main influences on news-orientated media in a variety of countries; analyse and evaluate how these influences affect the performance and influence of the media in different countries •Dissertation You will produce a written dissertation that researches a key issue relating to International Journalism and demonstrates mastery in its analysis or evaluation The following option modules are typically offered: •News and Professional Practice Identify a news story and produce a well-structured report and produce accurate reports for print and media outlets •Reflecting on Professional Practice You will investigate the nature of journalistic skills and requirements •Magazine Production Introduces you to the area of magazine production and publication, including the use of industry-standard software and aims to hone your long-form writing skills •Journalism Project To allow working journalists or those with considerable experience in journalism to research an aspect of journalistic production in some depth

Assessment methods

Assessment is mixed, with practical modules usually based around portfolios of written work and simulated or real exercises. Theory modules are more generally assessed by essays, although there are a few presentations and an exam.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Key information

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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01512315175