UWE Bristol

MA Journalism

This exciting and unique Master's degree, accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), and co-designed by UWE academics and BBC journalists offers a practice-based, multi-media approach to news, current affairs and investigative journalism.

We aim to produce graduates with skills and understanding suitable for entry level posts in all aspects of multi-media journalism content production including print, broadcast and web media.

Why study this course?

You will develop storytelling skills and learn how to make intelligent and surprising programmes that will captivate and engage audiences in a highly competitive broadcast landscape. You have a rare and unique opportunity to be matched with a BBC mentor who, alongside your tutor, will guide you through the production of a final major project.

You will study in a highly professional and creative environment with access to state-of-the-art, industry-standard facilities with a rolling programme of guest lecturers, industry speakers and live collaborative projects which under-pin the real-world knowledge and entrepreneurial skills required to succeed in your career.

The course is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of City Campus, where exceptional facilities and resources include state-of-the-art digital media, production and fabrication workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.

Bristol is a vibrant and innovative media hub with the highest concentration of creative industries outside London. We work closely with a wide range of news and current affairs partners including Bristol's own television station Made in Bristol, the Bristol Post, Ujima Radio and creative and cultural partners, including the Pervasive Media Studio based at Watershed cinema and digital creativity centre.

We welcome recent graduates, media professionals wishing to update their investigative, writing and critical analysis skills, and those from other professions seeking a career change. Applicants must have previous journalism/writing experience and be able to demonstrate a passion to produce fair and accurate journalism that has impact.

Developing ready and able graduates

You will concentrate on future-focussed journalism informed by industry as well as opportunities to apply practical journalistic skills through live briefs and regular 'news days' which replicate professional industry. There are opportunities to gain work experience in local, national or international media outlets and explore real stories on the streets of Bristol and in the wider South West region.

Our unique partnership with the BBC offers a valuable mentoring scheme, providing support and guidance with your journalism practice and advice on your future career.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated, creative students who are passionate about telling stories. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in an art or media related subject area or equivalent, or relevant professional experience.

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.0 in each component 

Career Prospects

This popular practice-based postgraduate course offers graduates a pathway into a variety of careers in the mainstream print and broadcast media, in publishing, media production, public relations and marketing, and among non-governmental organisations.

The course encourages an entrepreneurial approach which opens the way to self-start media ventures and develops a range of skills appropriate to a number of careers.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Course Details

Introduction to Media Law
Advanced Media Law
Investigative Journalism
Journalism Portfolio
Journalism Writing
Multimedia Journalism 1
Multimedia Journalism 2

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