autumn modules

IMG_5392These are the fall modules – still all part time as that is what the majority of the students want at present. Check the website or e-mail journalism@ucs.ac.uk to learn more:

Reporting (20 credits)

Students become daily reporters in this module, reporting on government, police, crime, social services and sport. This is also the core module for writing on deadline, hard news style, critical thinking and news judgment. You will learn to tune in to news flows and cover a beat. Interview technique is refined.

This module runs Tuesday nights at UCS Ipswich. It is offered under the MA Journalism and as a result students should have a BA degree (any subject) or have worked in the media.

Research methods (20 credits)

The Master’s level demands in-depth research skills culminating in the dissertation and this module provides them. It covers economics, business, government, and demographics sources that are necessary for breaking news and investigative reporting. Online, paper and in-person methods are covered in depth. Students produce a detailed research paper on an area of interest, honing skills that can be used in other fields as well, and also present their findings in the form of a news story, practicing flexibility between different genres.

This module runs on Thursday nights at UCS Ipswich. It is offered under the MA Journalism and as a result students should have a BA degree (any subject) or have worked in the media.

And in spring, we’ll have this one:

Editorial Production II: Broadcast (20 credits)

All news outlets today use multimedia, but not all of them use it well. This module teaches the principles used in professional radio and television outlets together with practice on professional as well as mobile equipment. Writing, reporting, editing and programme design are covered. Students leave with audio and video show reels they can add to as they progress.

This module will run on weekends. It is offered under the MA Journalism and as a result students should have a BA degree (any subject) or have worked in the media.