Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International News Journalism

The course delivers a combination of practical experience using the School's state of the art media suite facilities, as well as developing in you strong Masters-level research skills which will be evidenced by your final research dissertation. You will develop a working knowledge of international relations and several key journalistic disciplines. You will also be expected to show originality in the application of knowledge and the boundaries of knowledge through ground-breaking research. On completion of the Masters you will be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, and you will be encouraged to show originality in tackling and solving problems. You will develop the knowledge and qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgment, personal responsibility and initiative, in complex and unpredictable professional environments. The course is designed for international students and this Master's will allow you to develop your language skills alongside your intellectual and journalistic knowledge and key skills.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core 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 •Advanced UK broadcast Journalism You will synthesise your skills in writing, reporting and production while working to produce journalism broadcast artefacts both in groups and individually that approach professional UK standards •Introduction to UK Journalism You will research and produce original news artefacts for a range of media outlets. You will demonstrate developed writing and production skills for a range of news outlets showing a clear understanding of target audiences •Dissertation You will produce a written dissertation that researches a key issue relating to International Journalism and demonstrates mastery in its analysis or evaluation •Broadcast Journalism Project This module builds on the Advanced UK Broadcast Journalism module to enhance your professional practice and apply features treatment to a story

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.


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

Campus details

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

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