M.A. Broadcast Journalism

University of Sheffield

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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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.

Contents

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

Requirements

Entry RequirementsA 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 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.

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.

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