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International Journalism (Taught)

Cardiff University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff

Program description

International Journalism (Taught)

he MA International Journalism aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the international media or in related fields.

The course offers the opportunity to gain a perspective on 21st century journalism in different media and in different countries. It offers a mix of practice and theory – blending journalistic techniques and advanced academic study.

The program offers practical journalism, but remains an academic Master’s degree.

The practical working environment within the degree aims to deepen professional knowledge and challenge understandings.

You will chose to specialise in broadcast, documentary, or multimedia journalism.

Distinctive features

The course attracts international applicants wanting to strengthen the journalistic competence in their own countries.

It provides a richness of exposure (through the multicultural nature of the student body) to comparative international media practices.

It is aimed at journalists wanting a period of reflection and study about the practice of 21st century journalism.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

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Admission requirements

Applicants will need to complete an online applications form which will then be considered by an admissions tutor.

Suitable for aspiring journalists, mid-career practitioners and graduates wishing to deepen their understanding of journalism.

Applicants should possess a higher education degree of at least lower second class honours (2:2), or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional qualifications or experience.

In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an IELTS score of at least 7.0 (to include 6.0 in each sub-score)or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5(to include 4.0 in each sub-score) will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University’s ten-week pre-sessional English course.

You will be asked to provide references in support of your application, one of which will need to be from previous academic study.

Applications are considered throughout the year.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

  • Information Gathering and Analysis 1
  • Information Gathering and Analysis 2
  • International News Production 2
  • International News Production 1
  • Foreign News Reporting
  • Dissertation Project
  • Media, Science and Health
  • In the Editor's Chair
  • Reporting Business, Finance and Economics
  • Citizen Media: Digital Storytelling
  • Communicating Causes
  • Emerging Journalism

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for UK and EU students is £9,950

Tuition Fees for students from outside the EU is £18,200

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will develop very strong written, spoken and visual communication skills targeted to a career in international journalism but highly transferable to other areas of media and beyond.

You also gain experience of working in multicultural, multilingual global teams and will emerge with a valuable combination of research skills spanning academic method and techniques of investigative journalism.

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Cardiff University

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