University of Liverpool Management School

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. You'll be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting documentary makers across all platforms and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making. As part of the course, you can chose to work with the MA Documentary production hub which provides film production experience on live projects within NTU, the local creative industries and further afield. Employability is a key focus of the course, and you will meet commissioning editors and documentary producers within the field. You will work with live commissioning briefs wherever possible and will be encouraged to pitch ideas to documentary and other festivals during your course.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 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 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 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 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 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 (Scotland) 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 (England) 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 (England) 9 Months
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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (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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