Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Documentary Journalism

This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. You'll learn all the aspects of the process from research and production right through to multi-platforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets. This course will offer you a multi-platform approach to documentary making, as you'll develop in-depth research methods, storytelling techniques, gain practical skills in broadcasting, writing, online and visual journalism.

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

Students will be assessed by a mixture of portfolio work, essays and exams as well as a final project of a finished documentary. Applicants should be aware that each module involves a considerable amount of independent learning.


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

Campus details

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

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