Multimedia JournalismMedway campus
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Rank: 49 (TCUG)
Location: Medway campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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University of Kent has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Postgraduate programmes in journalism at Kent offer you the opportunity to research and learn in an environment that combines excellence in the practice of convergent, multimedia journalism with intellectual leadership in the history, ethics and future of the news industry. The MA programme teaches multimedia journalism to graduates who are determined to pursue a career in the news industry. You learn to report for newspapers, websites, radio and television in a live newsroom environment. Using state-of-the-art technology and working to real deadlines, you upload your work to the internet.Your tutors are award-winning journalists with decades of front-line experience in national and international news. Every day starts with an editorial conference and the programme balances intense focus on journalism as practical reality with intense academic study and reflection.
Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant academic subject (eg, politics, history, English, international relations) and demonstrable interest in and aptitude for journalism. Suitably qualified applicants will be invited for interview and will be required to sit an entrance test. In certain circumstances, the Centre will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Head of Centre and/or the Director of Learning and Teaching and the Director of Graduate Studies. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Kent.
- The National Council for the Training of Journalists
About this university
Currently there are some 120 plus nationalities represented at the university and around 20% of the student body is from outside the UK. To help those coming from outside the country, the university runs a number of courses including in English language and foundation courses to assist in the transition. They also have an international students guide available through the website to help with preparation while there are both academic support facilities and persona support ones on offer once a student arrives. The latter is available through the Student Advice Centre and can help with matters such as visas and immigration paperwork. It also works alongside the UK Council for International Student Affairs. The heart of student life at the university is the Kent Union, the student union. It is run by five elected full-time officials as well as part time officers and volunteers. It runs two shops on the campus as well as the Parkwood bar called Woodyâ€™s, another called Rutherford bar and a nightclub called The Venue. While the university is secular, it has a strong chaplaincy within it, consisting of a full-time Anglican and Catholic priest as well as a Pentecostal minister and various part time chaplains from other faiths. Among the numerous organisations and clubs run by Kent Union are a number of student media outlets. These include a radio station, newspaper and TV station.