What will I learn?

On this UK focused version of our Broadcast and Digital Journalism Masters you will gain the practical skills of modern journalism, particularly broadcast and online, with a focus on UK journalism practices, political systems and media law.

You’ll explore the rapidly changing world of the professional journalist, and gain the knowledge to navigate the complexities of UK media law and ethics. You’ll work in modern TV studios, explore mobile journalism, develop online content, and record interviews and news reports. We also have a number of media partners, including the BBC and Epic Studios, who may offer our students production opportunities from time to time.

If you have an inquiring mind and are passionate about news and UK current affairs, this course is for you. Whether you’ve developed an interest or specialism from your first degree, or are thinking of pursuing a career in general news journalism, this course will give you the space to develop your skills.

OVERVIEW

This MA programme is designed to equip you with the core practical and theoretical skills of journalism and electronic communications, preparing you to work in the communication industries or a related career. It will also help you develop the ability to reflect critically on the nature and limitations of news coverage.

You’ll undertake in-depth study of UK law and public affairs,(including media law and regulation), as commonly required by prospective employers in mainstream UK journalism.

In addition to your Master’s Extended Journalism Project, you’ll undertake compulsory modules that will arm you with practical skills, give you an understanding of ethical journalism, and help you see the role of the media from a broader perspective. You’ll also select an optional module to further your specific interests.

Which department am I in?

School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 20,472) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

University of East Anglia UEA

Norwich Research Park,

Norwich,

Norfolk,

NR4 7TJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.0 and above will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally PhD studies. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For international students

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in all components); PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 50 in all components).

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

About this uni

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a highly ranked British university situated in the vibrant and historical city of Norwich, UK.

  • Awarded Gold (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-2020)
  • UK Top 15 University (The Times/The Sunday Times 2019)
  • 10th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs
  • World Top 200 (THE World Rankings 2019)