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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA International Journalism

Programme code:MA-COMM/IJUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Adrian Quinn Contact address:a.a.quinn@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

First degree BA Honours, Upper Second or equivalent in any subject. Applicants whose first language is not English will be rewuired to provide evidence of their English languate proficiency. Recognized tests are IELTS with a required overall score of 6.5, with no element below 6.0, or TOEFL equivalnet score.

Relevant professional exerience will also be taken into account.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Media and Communication

Programme specification:

This programme combines journalism professional practice, and related legal, political and ethical studies, with the theoretical perspective of journalism studies and journalism research. It draws on the strengths of staff in the institute, both in theoretical and professional disciplines.

It is designed to attract international students who wish to study journalism at MA level, perhaps for the first time, or existing graduates who have a background in journalism, and who wish to engage with new perspectives on their subject. Thus, while work placements are not a feature of the course, students will be encouraged to compare and contrast their own domestic journalistic experience with what they learn and experience at Leeds, and such work will be part of formal assessment.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
COMM5645MJournalism Theory and Research30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5655MJournalism Practice and Policy30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5380MThe Media and Democratisation: Global Perspectives30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5750MRadio Technologies, Industries and Cultures30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5014MRhetoric and Public Speaking15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to remove and introduce optional modules in line with its annual review and development of teaching.

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5790MIdentity, Culture and Technology30 creditsSemester 2
DESN5230MIntegrated Communication30 creditsSemester 2
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to remove and introduce optional modules in line with its annual review and development of teaching.

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of elective modules in either semester 1 or semester 2 (not both).

Candidates may study 30 credits of elective modules in either semester 1 or semester 2.

Last updated: 15/09/2017

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