Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Magazine Journalism

This course offers specialist training to equip students with the well-rounded skills required within this industry. It focuses on areas such as interviewing and story construction, plus specialised reporting including writing columns, reviews and features. It will also introduce students to subbing, headline writing, layout and proof reading, using Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard desktop publishing package. Students will be taught by a team of experienced media professionals and their knowledge is supplemented by a lecture and tutorial programme of visiting professors, journalists and other guests. 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 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 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Modules include: magazine journalism skills and digital production; media law; communication and ethics; public affairs for journalists; multiplatform project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 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
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
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years

Campus details

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

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