International Journalism MA

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International Journalism MA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      12 Months

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 8,500 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 20,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    This master’s level course teaches you the ins and outs of journalism on an international scale, and gives you an understanding of current debates and thinking in the field. You’ll come to appreciate the impact digital technology is making on traditional journalistic organisations, as well as the close (and often fractious) relationship between journalism and politics.

    The University of Leeds’ International Journalism MA program is typically taken over the course of a single year, but may be taken at part time for 2 years. The course is specifically designed to suit international students, whether or not they have a background in journalism or journalism studies.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    You will begin with core modules designed to explain the theory and current state of journalism around the world. You’ll study how publications reach out to their audiences, as well as the way journalism both shapes and can be shaped by politics, society and culture. By studying regulation and law in a journalistic context, you’ll also see how laws and ethical concerns affect journalistic practice.

    In addition, you will be able to select from a range of optional specialist modules. Not every module is on offer during every year, but choices often include media and globalisation, media and democratisation, urban narratives, television narratives and many more.

    You will also take the Dissertation and Research Methods module, and prepare your dissertation for assessment.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Leeds’ MA programs combine many different teaching methods and formats, including lecture classes project work, small group seminars and tutorials as well as practical workshops. However, independent analysis and research is also a crucial technique, and each week will involve 20 hours of independent study, often more.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree will give you not just an understanding of the art and business of journalism, it will give you advanced communication, research and analysis skills which can be transferred to nearly any career.

    UL graduates have gone on to careers in both national and international journalism, PR roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors, and many other similar posts. Others have gone on to study at the PhD level.

    No matter what your career plans, the staff at the Careers Centre will support you in setting and achieving realistic, rewarding goals.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    The University of Leeds’ International Journalism degree program requires you to have achieved an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 in a humanity or social science, or in a topic involving law or politics.

    In addition, admissions staff will consider any relevant professioanl experience very favourably. A great deal of such experience can mitigate failings at the degree level.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    International students must be fluent in written and Spoken English. That can be evidenced with an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no component scoring less than 6.0.

    They must also have undergraduate accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. Full details on what qualifications are considered equivalent can be found here.

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