University of Bolton Journalism

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University of Bolton Journalism

The course focuses on practical innovation and critical discussion around issues related to the changing media landscape. Students, faculty and visiting lecturers work on multimedia journalism projects together to experiment with and reflect on potential new multi-platform workflows.

The course is designed to appeal to a diverse range of people with skills and experience ranging across a broad range of disciplines (photography, writing, video, web design/programming and audio). You will work alongside and share experiences with students from a host of different backgrounds and cultures. The sharing of ideas and skills are core to the course, in particular during the two intensive 12-day workshops that happen in the first half of the course, where teamwork plays an important role in problem solving exercises.

With China having the largest number of broadband users in the world (over 400 million at the end of 2009), over 50% mobile phone penetration and quickly growing 3G and 4G networks, it makes it an exciting location to base the course.

Our partner, Beijing Foreign Studies University, is generally considered to be the premier institution in China for foreign studies. It has excellent student facilities and easy access to the wider city of Beijing.

Most major international media organisations have offices in Beijing along with all the mainstream Chinese traditional and new media organisations. Nearby railway stations provide services to the whole country and the international airport has direct flights to most Asian and major global destinations.


Entry requirementsYou should have one of the following: at least an upper second class honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject; at least an upper second class honours degree in any subject and significant professional experience in the industry; or at least an upper second class honours degree in a related subject with a major project in a relevant subject.