On this course you will develop essential journalistic skills in a multimedia context. At the same time, you will explore key theoretical issues and debates about journalism and news production in relation to contemporary media and society.

You will:

  • Master techniques in researching and writing for print and digital media, as well as sub-editing and print news design
  • Contextualise journalistic practice within a theoretical framework of journalism studies
  • Understand transitional processes in the news landscape at local, regional and global level
  • Understand and be able to analyse current theories and debates surrounding the media and society.

“I’ll be giving workshops on the practical skills I use. I believe my experience will be useful to students, complementing the theory they will be learning.”
Marcus Ryder, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Head of BBC Scotland’s current affairs programmes

KEY FACTS

  • Our journalism MAs are of a high standard and our accredited Journalism MA was named ‘best performing higher education postgraduate course for 2014-15’ by the UK’s National Council for the Training of Journalists.
  • We offer excellent technical facilities, including a dedicated newsroom, the latest software, video and radio studios, and a suite of digital media laboratories.
  • We focus on fast-changing developments in journalism and media studies – this MA combines both theory and practice.

FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME STUDY

You can choose to study this course full-time or part-time. Find the modules for the full-time course below.

For details about the part-time course structure, contact University of Sussex.

HOW WILL I STUDY?

You will learn through core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer term, you will work on your dissertation or project.

Assessment is by:

  • Term paper
  • Practical video/media work
  • Portfolios of journalism with critical reflections.

The final assessment may be a 15,000-word dissertation or a portfolio of practical and written work.

For more information

Visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2016/3591/33369

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