What will I learn?

Our course explores in both theoretical and practical terms current issues in journalism in the context of the digital revolution and media convergence.

  • It combines solid foundations of journalism practice with the latest developments in multimedia techniques, digital journalism and social media.
  • It puts you through the fast-paced newsroom environment experience and offers opportunities to get engaged in specialisms such as foreign affairs correspondent, health and science reporter, business and finance writer or data journalist.
  • It builds your professional portfolios, launches live brief media and journalism projects and embeds you in community programmes on work experience.

With guest lecturers from the BBC and other media organisations, practical workshops and newsdays in industry standard radio and TV studios, the syllabus is as close to real life in the world of digital media as one can get. The theory informs the practice to produce critical and autonomous professionals capable of working with confidence in any global media environment.

You will:

  • study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus next to the BBC and ITV studios in the region’s biggest media hub.
  • be able to share your knowledge and work together with fellow students from the UK and many other countries in a multicultural environment.
  • learn from first-hand industry practice experience and learn from leading broadcast and digital journalism practitioners.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

This course will be taught through lectures, presentations, seminars and workshops aimed at developing your understanding of the theory and practice of international and online journalism. There will be a number of visiting speakers and guest lecturers, and full use will be made of the growing links between our courses and the BBC and ITV through our base at MediaCityUK to facilitate joint projects and enable students to attend and participate in industry events.

Student-led independent research, independent study, and project work such as newsdays, will be used alongside ‘problem-based’ and ‘task-based’ teaching, learning and assessment strategies. These will be integrated with an assessment strategy based on outcomes, students’ reflective self-assessments and learning plans. You will also undertake a period of work placement within the journalism community of practice, which will be supported by your module tutors. In certain cases, international students may be able to undertake this work placement in their home country.

ASSESSMENT:

Assessment methods will include:

  • production exercises and portfolios of work.
  • practical media projects.
  • peer reviewing.
  • essays.
  • oral presentations by students.
  • work-based learning diaries and reports.
  • a dissertation or major project supported by substantial self-reflection.

CAREER LINKS:

This course is based at MediaCityUK, with the BBC and ITV as neighbours, and our students benefit from the strong relationships that our journalism courses have developed with the regional press as well as local radio and TV stations over the years. This new course enables links to be established with journalism provision in universities around the world as well as international news organisations.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Media

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,670.00 (US$ 18,101) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

28 September 2020

Venue

University of Salford

The Crescent,

Salford,

Manchester,

M5 4WT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor's/professional bachelor's degree holders (when awarded by a regionally-accredited institution) with a general GPA of 2.75 or above will be considered for postgraduate study. We require an IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants need to have a good honours degree (2:1 or above). We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0, with a written element of 8.0 and no element below 6.0, is proof of this.

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About this uni

The University of Salford is a thriving institution with a global presence based in Manchester in the north of England.

  • Excellent campus near Manchester city centre
  • Generous scholarships for international students
  • Specific International Foundation Years offered
  • GBP 5 million awarded in five years for scholarships