College of Arts and Humanities
MA Comparative Journalism
This course is available as a taught masters.
The Masters programme in Comparative Journalism is aimed at those with professional experience as well as those interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in different societies. The course provides an overview of the news media and structure of journalism in different cultures and responds to the growing interest in and demand for comparative study in the field of journalism studies. It combines the teaching of practical skills and techniques of journalism with the exploration of theoretical and analytical perspectives.
The programme has three basic objectives: (a) to examine the theory and method of comparative journalism studies; (b) to compare and contrast the structure of journalism in different media systems and (c) to assess the comparative reporting of global news stories such as climate change, migration, HIV/AIDS and war and conflict. Core modules provide knowledge and understanding of the key issues and main debates in the field of international journalism and communication. Practical writing and new media skills are taught alongside research methods and information gathering techniques. The department has a support network of staff with wide experience in teaching and working in journalism in different cultural contexts and different parts of the world.
The MA encourages you to develop an analytical and reflexive approach to your work. Emphasis is placed on independent and innovative research and course work, and you are expected to incorporate your own experiences of journalism with broader global and cross-cultural issues.
International Student Requirements:
Overseas students are expected to possess and IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if English is not their first language. Relevant work experience is also taken into consideration.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Out State Tuition (per year): 10600 GBP