University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Journalism Studies

This is a vocationally-orientated programme which takes a critical approach to the news industry and its place in society. It has been developed and is delivered by academics who are leaders in the burgeoning fields of news and journalism studies and students benefit from their expertise in all aspects of the programme.

Entry requirements

At least a good 2nd Class Honours degree in any discipline from an institution recognised by the University. A 1st degree in 1 of the social sciences would provide a good grounding for study in this specialist area.

Course modules

Throughout the programme students deepen their knowledge of journalism and the social, political, economic and cultural contexts in which news is produced through core modules that provide foundational knowledge and optional modules that offer opportunities to explore more specialised areas of journalism studies. Both core and optional modules prepares students for their dissertation: an extended research study.

Assessment methods

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars. Assessment is by means of essays, research methods assignments and a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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