MA in Journalism and Media Communication

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The Master of Journalism and Media Communication allows students to develop their own study path through the selection of elective modules. It is for people who want to embark on a career in the ever-changing industry of contemporary journalism and media communications. Designed and taught by journalism and communications professionals and full-time academics, the course immerses students in a professional media production environment. The program team cultivates among students a commitment to producing high-quality, ethical journalism, as well as leadership and innovation skills.

  • You will acquire the practical skills to conceive, produce, edit and publish your own multimedia content.
  • You will become familiar with multiple platforms: web, mobile, video, radio, print and photography.
  • During the duration of the program, participants have the right to request a NUJ press card.
  • You will gain a solid understanding of media theory, research methods, and media law and ethics.
  • You will significantly develop your writing, production and communication skills, exploring areas such as reporting, report writing, and investigative journalism.
  • You will be challenged in real journalistic situations in print, broadcast, and online media in a media work environment through work with college magazine, online publications, and radio stations.
  • You will have the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of your writing, radio production, as well as video and photography work to show to future employers.

Program Structure

  • Media law and ethics
  • MoJo: mobile video journalism
  • Radio production
  • Search methods
  • Sociology of the media
  • Writing and editing: news, features, content
  • Theories of communication and audience
  • Online media: creation, curation
  • Media design and production
  • Dissertation
  • Investigation journalism
  • Videojournalism and documentary
  • Media business
  • International media landscapes
  • International political economy
  • Photojournalism
  • Sports journalism
  • Shorthand

Career Progression

Through the Master of Journalism and Media Communication, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and covered a wide range of media. Graduates of this program are employed in a wide variety of fields in the communications industries. A sample of recent graduates’ job titles includes:

  • Senior news reporter
  • Editorial assistant
  • Internal editor
  • Lifestyle and entertainment reporter
  • Video producer
  • Manager of Web Associations
  • Digital content executive
  • Associate / Communications Executive
  • Social Media Analyst / Manager
  • Research assistant
  • Data explorer
  • Freelance Writer / Journalist / Producer
  • Mobile journalist
  • Documentary director

Admission Requirements

  • Title and qualifications of the undergraduate studies, previously completed.
  • In the case of international candidates, the equivalent abroad is required. In addition, a degree translated into English will be required officially.
  • If English is not your mother tongue, you must demonstrate that your level of English is at an adequate level, that is, a minimum of 7.0 IELTS or equivalent.

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