You should possess, or be expecting, a good first degree (equivalent to at least an Upper Second or a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA ) of 3.00) from a recognised university and/or have relevant professional experience. Particular consideration will be given to mature applicants.
You must be able to write and speak fluent English. If English is your second language you should have a score of at least 6.5 IELTS overall with a minimum 6.5 in the writing element. The TOEFL equivalent is 600 overall in the paperbased test (PBT) and 92 in the TOEFL internet-based test (IBT ), including at least 20 in the writing element.
This highly innovative new course (developed in collaboration with the Media Diversity Institute) will give you the opportunity to study and research the main ways in which social scientists analyse the role of the mass media in the social construction, representation and understanding of difference and social diversity and get a critical understanding of the social and media structures and journalistic practices that impact upon these processes.
The course combines a portfolio of theory modules aimed to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the processes of managing and making sense of cultural diversity, key issues in intercultural communication and of various aspects of the sociology of news with a number of practice-oriented modules intended to give you first hand experience in the practice of inclusive journalism.
APPROACHES TO SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
INTRODUCTION TO INCLUSIVE JOURNALISM
ISSUES IN JOURNALISM: FREEDOM OF SPEECH, ETHICS AND DEMOCRACY
MEDIA PRODUCTION SKILLS
REPORTING DIVERSITY: MIGRATION, RACE, ETHNICITY
APPROACHES TO MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING DIVERSITY IN THE MEDIA
FAITH/RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN THE MEDIA
REPORTING DIVERSITY: SEXUALITY, AGE, DISABILITY
SEX, VIOLENCE AND POLITICS
SOCIOLOGY OF NEWS
This course is designed to attract a mix of new graduates, often with a media-related degree or work experience, and people who have already worked in journalism, but want to enhance their understanding of social diversity and their skills in the area of inclusive journalism. It is suitable for existing media practitioners, as well as students who want to pursue a career in the media, national and local government, IGOs and NGOs or who intend to embark on a relevant research/academic career.
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