M.A. Broadcast Journalism

University of Sheffield | Sheffield, United Kingdom
Our graduates are multi-skilled professionals. They practise the new journalism: ethical, digital and critical. Our teaching staff includes professionals with a huge range of experience, from local newspapers to Fleet Street, radio and network television. You will also be taught by leading academics, experts on journalistic ethics and law.

Description of Broadcast Journalism

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About the course

Want to write for radio and television news? We'll show you how to find stories and turn them into sharp, engaging material.

You'll shoot professional news pieces on HD TV cameras and use Apple Fine Cut X to cut rushes together. We also teach you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively.

There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments. You're assessed on essays, exams and journalism – news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios.

On a three-day field trip to London, you'll visit national news organisations and meet senior editors, politicians and political journalists. Our guest lecturers come from the media, campaigning groups and research institutes. Broadcast editors run radio and television newsdays.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

The annual fee for Home/EU students starting in 2015 is £7000.00.

Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core modules

  • Researching News
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Law for Journalists
  • Ethics and Regulation
  • Power and Society
  • Advanced Broadcast Journalism
  • Broadcast dissertation/portfolio (MA students only; extends over summer period)

Optional modules

  • Global Journalism
  • Censorship and the Media
  • Journalism, Politics and Public Debate
  • Journalism in Britain
  • News and Civil Society
  • Journalism and Democracy
  • Propaganda, Media and Conflict in a Changing World
  • Online Journalism Studies
  • Researching Social Media

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group workshops
  • Individual and team assignments

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical broadcast journalism work that involves producing news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
7.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) 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. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Broadcast Journalism

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 degree, but we will consider mature students with relevant professional experience.

Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Good computing and word processing skills are desirable.

Work Experience for Broadcast Journalism

No work experience is required.

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