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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA International Journalism (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-COMM/IJ-PUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Adrian Quinn Contact address:a.a.quinn@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Normally Honours Degree, 2:1 or better in any subject.
- Relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.
- An IELTS Band Score of 6.5, with 7.0 preferred and with not less than 6.0 in any skill area or
Internet Based TOEFL 94 overall (with not less than 21 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Writing)

Applicants with an IELTS score of 6.0 may be eligible for entry provided they successfully complete the University’s InterComm Pre-sessional English Language course.
Information about the course can be found on the Language Centre pages of the University website.

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:

The programme will:

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:

COMM5645MJournalism Theory and Research30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5655MJournalism Practice and Policy30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 - 60 credits from the following optional modules in either year 1 or year 2:

COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5380MThe Media and Democratisation: Global Perspectives30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5750MRadio Technologies, Industries and Cultures30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5790MIdentity, Culture and Technology30 creditsSemester 2
DESN5230MIntegrated Communication30 creditsSemester 2
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of Discovery modules.


Year 2 - 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

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 - 60 credits from the following optional modules in either year 1 or year 2:

COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5380MThe Media and Democratisation: Global Perspectives30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5750MRadio Technologies, Industries and Cultures30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5790MIdentity, Culture and Technology30 creditsSemester 2
DESN5230MIntegrated Communication30 creditsSemester 2
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may not choose the same optional modules in year 2 that they studied in year 1.

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of Discovery (Elective) modules.

Last updated: 15/09/2017

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