Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Newspaper Journalism

This course focuses on areas such as: interviewing, story construction and specialised reporting such as: court, council and sport plus writing columns, reviews and features; it also introduces the students to subbing (headline writing, layout and proof reading) using QuarkXPress. Students on this course are entered for the preliminary examinations of the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) the 1st stage in gaining a professional qualification recognised by the industry. The course has a practical focus, and students are expected to develop story ideas and contacts, and gather their own material for journalistic work; online production is an integral part of the course with students focusing on the key multi media skills required by the industry; the course incorporates a work placement to allow students to put their newly developed skills into practice and build valuable experience.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree (minimum 2.1), and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism; applicants are asked to complete a written exercise which should be submitted as part of their application; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7; applicants with an English language level of 6.5 IELTS need to take an additional 10 week Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) course and receive a conditional offer subject to them passing their PEAP course.

Course modules

Modules include: newspaper journalism skills; media law; communication and ethics; newspaper journalism production; online journalism; public administration.

Assessment methods

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 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,670 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,200 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,670 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,670 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,670 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

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