University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Journalism

This course provides industry-relevant and specialist journalism training. Based in one of our multimedia newsrooms, designed to give you the experience of working in a fully functioning and fast-paced environment, you'll learn how to write different types of stories, design digital content and produce audiovisual journalism. This MA has a specific emphasis on the practice of journalism and develops the skills you'll need for employment in the journalism or creative industries. You will learn how to write advanced news and features, gain an understanding of the scope of the laws affecting journalists and develop the editorial, interpersonal and self-management skills needed to work within the media industry. You'll examine the journalism business, have the opportunity to specialise in magazine journalism and study shorthand. You'll also gain practical skills such as audio and video production and photo editing. In your final term you'll choose between either an academic dissertation or a journalism project route - which allows you to work in a team to produce a magazine. We have a number of dedicated multimedia newsrooms, fitted with Mac computers, a video suite and a viewing room containing industry-standard software, which are designed to give you the experience of working in a fast-paced environment. You'll be taught by a journalism team who have worked for the Daily Mail, the Guardian, Financial Times, the BBC and Reuters. Carrying out work placements is an important part of this course and you'll need to complete a minimum of six weeks' industry work experience. Not only will you be putting the skills you've learnt on the course into practice, you'll learn valuable new ones, build a strong CV and make vital industry contacts. There are visits to journalism and media organisations, such as the BBC, as well as special seminars and workshops held by industry professionals. Roehampton has links with local media organisations such as Haymarket Media Group. We also have a strong relationship with Newsquest, which, among other newspapers and websites, publishes the Wandsworth Guardian. These relationships have led to volunteering opportunities and paid internships for students as junior reporters.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southlands College Wandsworth SW15 5SL South East

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