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Digital Journalism (Distance)

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
E-learning
€13,225.33/year
 1587 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English
Start date
Sep 2022

Program Description

Consultants from pioneers in the digital world, such as Google News Lab and the Guardian/Observer, have contributed to make this master's course industry-relevant and at the forefront of the most innovative developments in the news business. The curriculum has been specifically designed to be consumed and shared with an online, diverse community of students from around the world.

This programme will develop your existing core and technical journalistic skills while you are encouraged to discover the type of journalist you would like to be. Find a topic or subject that truly sparks your interest and become an expert as you explore this topic critically and creatively in your final project.

Build and improve your intellectual rigour as you learn about the relevance and legacy of trends and affairs that are shaping the media landscape right now. You'll gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the media industry in a number of ways: for instance, as a data or digital journalist, or as a media analyst or researcher.

This course gives you the opportunity to push your academic work or take on a work placement. We have industry links with the a variety of national and international news outlets and our academics are at the forefront of their fields and will guide you as you develop your own specialist knowledge and practice.

All of the modules you'll study link theory with practice, giving you the chance to reflect on how you practice, why you should practice in a certain way, and the implications of journalistic practice.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Institute
6
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
B
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
B
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
A
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
IGCSE
C
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
58
or
IELTS
6.5
or
TOEFL (internet based)
87
or
PTE
58
Notes:

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Applicants who do not hold a degree but have a significant level of experience are welcome to apply but must also supply a portfolio of recent work for consideration.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • ESB ESOL International: Level 2‐Step 1
  • European Baccalaureate Language 1: Grade 7.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 2: Grade 7.0
  • Language Cert International ESOL B2 SELT (SELT version ONLY): B2 High Pass overall and min 33/50 in each skill
  • Duolingo: Overall 110

More information:

  • If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study.

Curriculum

Core Modules

Multimedia and Digital Journalism Skills

Reporting and Accountability: Power and Ethics

Algorithmic Journalism: Innovation in an Age of Digital Disruption

Big Data and Coding for Journalism

Major Project

Careers

Prospective students could find themselves in the following jobs:

  • journalists
  • news writers
  • editors and reporters (online, digital, data journalists or as international correspondents)
  • working for international organisations, charities, NGOs
  • online platforms (major broadcasters)
  • analysing or producing media for various corporations and companies (communications sector)
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