University of East Anglia Journalism

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University of East Anglia Journalism

University of East Anglia Journalism

MA Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Key information


Qualification type

MA – Master of Arts

Subject areas

Broadcasting Studies Television Journalism Journalism (General)

Course type


Course summary

This is a course for storytellers with a mission to inform. You will gain a practical introduction to the core skills of modern journalism, particularly broadcast and online, and examine the media’s relationship with society. If you have developed a particular interest or specialism from your first degree, or are thinking of pursuing a career in general news journalism, it will give you space to develop your skills, researching, writing and presenting the stories you find.

You will explore the rapidly changing world of the professional journalist, and gain the legal knowledge to navigate the complex world of media law and ethics. You’ll work in modern TV studios, develop online content, and record interviews and news reports. We have a range of media partners – including the BBC, Mustard, and Future radio – who from time to time offer the students production opportunities.

If you have an inquiring mind and are passionate about online and broadcast news, this is the course for you.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Broadcast Journalism (40 Credits) – Core

This module gives students a wide and detailed grounding in all aspects of radio and television journalism and news production. Core topics include audio and video editing, camera work, sound and studio and location production techniques. Students will develop practical production skills such as bulleting preparation and writing to picture. They will collaborate, in small teams, in the production of radio and TV news programmes and reports. This module is restricted to those students taking the Broadcast Journalism MA. Other postgraduate students interested in the topic are welcome to apply to join the Practical Media module.

Contemporary Journalism: Practice and Ethics (40 Credits) – Core

The module will demystify the close world of the professional journalist and enable students to understand what gets into the news (and what does not) and why. It helps students develop practical skills and techniques in the production of all forms of journalism (in an age of media convergence, the ability to produce good clean copy is equally as important as the production of multi-media assets). Weekly practical exercises will help them develop reporting skills and the techniques of online presentation required to ensure access to an audience. The module will look at the development of journalism, primarily in the West, the development of new forms, such as Online Media and the challenges facing journalism in the contemporary environment. Students will develop their own Online presence. The module will include a number of talks by industry practitioners from a variety of backgrounds.

Dissertation by Practice (40 Credits) – Core

Students are required to write a dissertation of a length as specified in their MA Course Guide on a topic approved by the Course Director or other authorised person. The dissertation by practice allows students to demonstrate their ability to carry out a work of broadcastable journalism.

Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have UK BA or BSc (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent in any subject.

University Information


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