12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
This course is designed for students who want to build on skills gained at undergraduate level and journalists who want to engage in academic study. This is an academic programme rather than a training course. Our programmes are distinguished by the synthesis of media analysis of current changes in media and society and media practice. The degree contains a substantial vocational element, which is taught by industry professionals and is designed to enhance employment opportunities in media industries.
The programme involves compulsory and optional modules and a dissertation which enables students to undertake independent research into a theme or issue relating to journalism.
Part-time students take 80 credits of compulsory modules in year one and 100 credits (40 credits optional modules and the 60 credits research dissertation) in year two.
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An upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Applicants with relevant professional experience in the media, broadcast or print journalism will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants whose first language is not English should have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-section, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) with a minimum of 20 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
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There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: This masters programme has a non-refundable £25 application fee which will need to be paid before your application is processed. To pay your application fee and to make a formal application please visit our deposits page where further instruction is provided.
As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
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