International Broadcast Journalism

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.12 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13.6 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:5575 Duration:12 months

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There has probably never been a more challenging and exciting time to work as a professional journalist, especially in broadcasting.

This demanding postgraduate degree develops your skills as a journalist in three key areas of global communication - television, radio and multimedia. It has a broad focus that includes international journalism. This is especially important in what is now a global industry.

You study hands-on editorial and production skills.

There are also theory modules in:

* legal systems
* political systems
* professional practice
* communications in the UK and internationally.

We have special links with the BBC and some of your training takes place in the state-of-the-art facilities at the Press Association - the UK´s leading news gathering and training organisation.

You will be taught by experienced academics and practicing national journalists including existing broadcasting practitioners working with the BBC.

The course contains an even mix of academic learning and vocational training and you learn to

* understand and appreciate the craft of journalism
* develop critical awareness and understanding of the professional and regulatory structure of international broadcast journalism
* understand the law related to journalism, with emphasis on broadcasting
* apply ethical standards in journalism
* uphold a professional standard of international news gathering
* understand the political processes and the constraints and opportunities journalists face
* develop the technical skills to work in television, radio and multimedia

You gain key skills including how to:

* originate and develop ideas for news stories
* gather news and carry out research and investigations
* interview individuals face-to-face, by phone or multimedia devices, in a studio or on location, live and recorded
* write for different formats, such as television, radio and multimedia
* develop contacts
* confirm material and ensure it is accurate, legal and meets regulations
* work as a journalist in various testing situations

This course provides you with the journalistic and technical skills to work in either radio or television anywhere in the world.

It gives you access to the rapidly expanding field of online journalism, where media organisations are increasingly offering a sophisticated blend of print, audio and video news to a global audience.

Modules * practical radio and television production
* newsgathering
* interviewing
* researching stories
* the role of the journalist
* ethics
* legal systems
* political systems
* journalism and society
* regulation

Normally * an honours degree, in any discipline * an interest in current affairs * overseas students need a IELTS level of 6.5 standard We will also consider you, if you have work experience in an appropriate field. If you feel you can demonstrate the ability to complete the course successfully, please contact us for an informal chat. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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