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Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 45 weeks
Intl fees: £13720
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Robert Gordon University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This course focuses on the study of news and current affairs journalism in all its guises from ‘traditional' print, radio and TV coverage to the increasingly interactive approaches of news gathering and reporting to audiences of today's online, digital and emerging multimedia platforms. The course is designed to give you an overview of the ethical and intellectual issues and debates underpinning industry practice.Course modules cover everything from the study of news values, reporting styles, interview techniques and media law to more technical aspects of producing newspapers, news websites and online magazines, and radio and TV news packages and bulletins. You will develop an impressive portfolio of transferable skills, ranging from the ability to write lively, succinct copy to tight deadlines, to the confidence to pitch story ideas, design your own web pages and record, edit and produce your own broadcast and online news items.Ranked 2nd in Scotland for Journalism, Publishing and PRGuardian University League Tables 2018
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•Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area. •Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
IELTS: 6.5 (no component lower than 5.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Robert Gordon University.
About this university
Students travel from around 130 countries to study at the university and there is plenty of help and advice on offer for them. This starts with assistance in applying to the university and country specific information to pre-arrival advice. Once in Aberdeen there is career advice services, visas and immigration information as well as courses to help those who donâ€™t speak English as a first language. There is also help with accommodation issues and finding the right place to live during studies. The Student Association is responsible for the clubs and societies within the university and are based in a building near the Administrative Building in the city centre. There are some 40 different societies available as well as another 32 sports clubs. Student media includes a magazine published every two months, a radio station and a TV station operating via YouTube. Sports facilities on campus include a 25m pool, various gym facilities and a large sports halls. There are a variety of fitness classes and physiotherapy options available in addition to the sports clubs. The association is also responsible for organising the Freshers Fayre held every September, a great place for students to get a feel for the university and for what they want to do outside the classroom.