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2019/20 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:

This programme offers a thorough grounding in journalism studies and introduces debates in the field. It covers a range of topics including the impact of digital technologies on journalism practice and the relationship between journalism and politics. You'll be introduced to the practice of research, undertaking an independent research project. You will also have the opportunity to choose optional modules from across the School. The course is designed to cater for international students who wish to study journalism at MA level, perhaps for the first time, and graduates who have a background in journalism.


Year1 - 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:

COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 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
COMM5550MPopular Music and Society30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5615MKeywords in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsNot running in 201920
COMM5695MCommunication and Development30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 2
EAST5037MTransnational East Asian Cinemas30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
PECI5208MCultural Policy30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5214MCreativity and Innovation Management30 creditsSemester 1
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5240MRacism, Decoloniality and Migration30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5312MTheorising Gender 130 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5355MInequalities: Exploring causes, Consequences and Interventions30 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5380MVideogames and Society30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5414MDebates on Disability Theory and Research30 creditsSemester 1

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of postgraduate level electives, or Discovery modules aimed at final year undergraduates. (Such modules have a 3 or a 5 as the first digit in the module code)

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of Discovery modules.


Year2 - 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:

COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 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
COMM5550MPopular Music and Society30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5615MKeywords in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsNot running in 201920
COMM5695MCommunication and Development30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 2
EAST5037MTransnational East Asian Cinemas30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
PECI5208MCultural Policy30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5240MRacism, Decoloniality and Migration30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5380MVideogames and Society30 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: 25/09/2019

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