University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Visual Journalism

Postgraduate students from this programme will be part of the newly emerging generation of digital storytellers. Using video, text, photography, audio and info-graphics candidates will be able to explore a spectrum of approaches from news journalism to ethnographic practices to convey stories about the real world. Embedded in live projects, with international opportunities and professional practitioners the programme aims to equip students with the essential practical, creative and vocational skills for the media landscape of the 20ty 1st century.

Entry requirements

For UK applicants a relevant BA award at 2.1 is required. Applicants with a lower 2nd will be considered if they can demonstrate a commitment to photography, journalism, documentary film-making, sociology or social anthropology. For international students an equivalent level award is necessary and an IELTS at 6 or 6.5 (they must have 5.5 in each component). Mature students and individuals with industry or non-standard backgrounds should also enquire. All applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio of work.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include (select 60 credits from the following): International project (60 credits) or; MA documentary / extended journalism project (60 credits) or; research project (20 credits); and the final project (40 credits). The course structure has exit awards of Pg Dip -120 credits and a Pg Cert - 60 credits. Optional modules include (select 120 credits from the following): Live project (20 credits); media/innovation/theory (20 credits); data-driven visualisation and application (20 credits); digital practice (10 credits); social innovation and activism (10 credits); creating content (20 credits); newsroom practice (40 credits); digital journalism (20 credits); new media practices (20 credits); the photographic witness (20 credits); visualising the invisible (20 credits); fieldwork practices (20 credits); space, location and territory (20 credits); the colonizing camera (20 credits).

Assessment methods

Each module has its own individual assessment based on critical and practically based assignments; there are no exams. Opportunities will be available to work on live briefs with clients.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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