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    Course Overview

    Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time
  • Become a trained multimedia journalist with our brand new MRes Journalism. This carefully designed course allows you to specialise in a chosen subject, be it sport, fashion, science, music or politics, and build a portfolio of work. We couple this with a built in work experience module at a media outlet to practice your professional skills and make you more employable in the media industry. Taught by a well-connected team of practising journalists and multi-media academics, this Masters has been specifically designed to meet the needs of media employers right now.

    As well as developing the fundamentals of accurate storytelling and honing a keen news sense, you will be taught advanced skills for print, radio and TV broadcast. You will learn through practical sessions which focus on technical skills and key software packages as well as a range of lectures on key themes such as ethics and media law led by industry experts. You'll also develop through workshops, newsdays and regular tutorial support. You will be based in our state-of-the-art Journalism and Media centre where you will have 24 hour access to a well-appointed newsroom, online radio station and editing suites. Please note that this course is not available in 2017 but is open for 2018 entry.

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All modules are compulsory:

1st Year
  • Creating content for multimedia platforms
  • Journalism and society
  • Media law
  • Specialist module choices
  • Multimedia newsroom practice
  • Digital and data Journalism
  • Work based learning
  • Extended journalism project

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

This masters course prepares students to work in radio, TV, print or digital platforms. You will graduate equipped to work as a reporter at a local and national news outlet, as a digital and social media content producer or as a specialist journalist freelancing for national print and online publications writing about specific issues in your chosen field. You can tap into our strong links with local and national media employers to develop your own professional network.

Course Leader

MRes options are co-ordinated by Aaron, an experienced researcher and postgraduate research supervisor, who works closely with practicing journalists, Sarah and Mike, to shape the journalism masters course.


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    We are fully accredited by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) and have built a strong programme that is driven by the industry.  Accreditation ensures that our programme delivers what we say and what the industry wants.

    EJTA Accreditation