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Journalism

A PPA-Accredited course that provides industry-relevant and specialist journalism training in our state-of-the-art media centre.

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA (Hons) Journalism

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Degree Duration

1 year :

Full Time

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Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Based in one of our multimedia newsrooms, the course is designed to give you experience of working in a professional environment.

This MA has a specific emphasis on the practice of journalism and develops the skills you’ll need for employment in the journalism or creative industries.

You will learn how to write advanced news and features, gain an understanding of the scope of the laws affecting journalists, and develop the editorial, interpersonal and self-management skills needed to work within the media industry. You’ll examine the journalism business and have the opportunity to specialise in magazine journalism.

You will also study social media and data journalism, and explore content creation and the distribution of news via social media. In digital reportage, you will focus on content production within the digital media.

You will gain experience in audio, multimedia and video journalism, as well as developing basic editing and sequencing skills, and an understanding of audio-visual hardware and software. In your final term you’ll choose between either an academic dissertation or a journalism project route – which allows you to produce a print and online magazine, replicating as much as possible the conditions, organisation and pace of the production of a real magazine.

We have a number of dedicated multimedia newsrooms, fitted with Mac computers, a video suite and a viewing room containing industry-standard software, which are designed to give you the experience of working in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be taught by a journalism team who have worked for the Guardian, Financial Times, the BBC and Reuters.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Careers in broadcasting, journalism, publishing, professional writing, public relations and social media. The MA also functions as a pathway to a PhD for those pursuing a career in academia.

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualification (PGDip) or complete the full MA

There are visits to media organisations, such as the BBC, as well as special seminars and workshops held by industry professionals. Roehampton has links with other media organisations, such as Haymarket Media Group, national and regional newspapers and websites.