Teesside University

Teesside University

Journalism

This course is for graduates of disciplines such as social sciences and humanities wishing to pursue a career in journalism. Students develop skills in research and writing as well as engaging with contemporary debates around the news and media industries. This programme incorporates the professional qualifications required to work as a newspaper journalist in the UK. Students learn news values, news story construction, news writing, and how to make audio and video for websites, as well as studying relevant aspects of law and public administration, and gaining competence in shorthand. Students engage in reflective practice which will inform their future personal and professional development as a journalist. For the final degree project students undertake a self-conceived piece of independent research and produce an extended essay under the guidance of a nominated supervisor. The dissertation is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue an aspect of a field of journalism and the news industries which they find particularly interesting, and to develop a more specialised understanding of it.

Entry requirements

Each applicant is evaluated on an individual basis and their level of achievement, experience and appropriateness for the degree properly assessed. Applicants should normally have a first or 2.1 in a recognised undergraduate programme. All candidates will be required to attend an informal interview, including a test of your written English and knowledge of current affairs. In the event that this poses a problem, arrangements can be made for telephone or Skype interviews and for online testing.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced law and regulation; content production; final project (dissertation); journalism and democracy; professional development in communications; researching changing media landscapes in journalism and communications. Modules offered may vary.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on a portfolio of practical journalism across a range of media platforms, as well as a range of presentations, essay assignments and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,950 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Arts and Media
Telephone number: 
01642 384019