University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

International Journalism

This course is designed to respond to the various challenges of globalisation and the need for a more internationalised approach to journalism. The degree challenges those from the UK and beyond to think past their national perspectives, comprehending that to get the full story that is needed to look across both geographical borders and traditional divisions within journalism; todays big stories are: complex; simultaneously political; economic; hyper-local; and global; on the course students learn and critique theories relating to the role of the media and globalisation and have the opportunity to practice journalism across various media platforms, using our new state-of-the-art digital newsroom.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the course are expected to produce a portfolio of journalism work; candidates should include (a new story and a 1,000-word feature article on a given subject); inclusion of these 2 pieces is the minimum requirement for portfolio submission; candidates are then interviewed about how they researched and wrote the pieces in their portfolio; staff then assess the prospective students aptitude and suitability for the course; candidates should have a lower 2nd Class 1st degree or a postgraduate qualification such as a postgraduate certificate in journalism or the equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.

Course modules

Academic and journalistic research methods; journalism practices around the world; multiplatform journalism; research project; the global reporter.

Assessment methods

Reflective blogs, short and long essays; presentations; and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

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