University of Liverpool Management School

Nottingham Trent University

News Journalism

This course prepares you to work in a newspaper editorial team to supply material across a multi-platform newsroom. You will seek out original stories, conduct incisive interviews and produce crisp and engaging copy. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in newspapers with input from leading journalists and editors from publications across the country, becoming a multi-skilled, highly employable journalist. You will be taught the essential skills of reporting, interviewing and researching, video filming and editing, and using social media as a journalist. You will gain a solid grounding in media law, public administration and ethics and regulation and develop your shorthand skills to the NCTJ standard. We have a partnership with the Nottingham Post, where you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience and cover major news stories. You'll also have the chance to contribute to Notts TV news programmes and it's website, alongside other placements in organisations including Nottingham Post, Derby Telegraph and Birmingham Evening Mail. Graduates from MA in News Journalism have gone on to work for the BBC, ITN, Sky News, and national and regional newspapers across the country.

Entry requirements

MA: A good Honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism. Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered. Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening. All journalism applicants will be asked to submit a written piece as part of their application.

Course modules

See our website for a full list of modules available.

Assessment methods

MA: You will be assessed by a mixture of portfolio work, essays, exams and presentations. MA students are required to complete a multi-platform project, which includes a 2,000-word feature, an online feature and a research essay. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: A dissertation and a journalism project on a topic chosen by the student as well as examinations; additionally MA students are required to take a placement as part of the course; PGDip students study the core modules and must also successfully complete a placement in a professional environment; applicants should be aware that each module involves a considerable amount of independent learning.

Sponsorship information

There are a range of media industry and educational sponsorship schemes in place for which students are eligible to apply.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 2,670 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 2,670 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 2,670 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 2,670 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 2,670 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,340 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,340 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,340 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,340 per Year 1 (England) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,340 per Year 1 (EU) 9 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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Key information

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