University of Central Lancashire

Master in Magazine Journalism - Máster en Periodismo de Revista

University of Central Lancashire
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Preston
  • Precio:
    £6,000 per year (UK/EU)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Fylde Road
    Preston (Lancashire) PR4 0RB
    Reino Unido
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Magazine Journalism, MA


MA Magazine Journalism is a vocational, one-year course aimed at students seeking to pursue a career in the British magazine industry, both periodicals and supplements.

The Masters in Magazine Journalism, currently accredited by both the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), is designed to prepare you for a dynamic and developing medium.

Our postgraduate course provides practical training in the specific skills needed by working journalists, particularly in the magazine industry.


Upper Second or First classification for your honours degree from a British higher education institution, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Mature students with non-standard qualifications may also apply if they have substantial professional or other relevant experience. It is also important to show initiative and a knowledge of the magazine and newspaper industries. Previous work experience is obviously desirable. Minority ethnic groups and disabled people are under-represented in journalism so applications from members of these groups are particularly welcome.

Overseas students for whom English is a second language need an IELTS score of 8.0.


A total of 180 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Creating Content (20 credits)
Newsroom Practice (40 credits)
Digital Journalism (20 credits)
Law for Journalists (20 credits)
Public Affairs: Central and Local Government (20 credits)

Plus 60 modules from the following:

Extended Journalism Project (60 credits) OR
Standard Journalism Project (40 credits) AND (20 credits from the optional modules below)

Optional Modules

Specialist Writing (20 credits)

The course provides practical training in the specific skills needed by working journalists, particularly in the magazine industry. Throughout the course students will be learning and developing skills in digital journalism, sub-editing and design and more advanced writing styles for features and specialised reporting.

Students will also learn how the magazine industry works, the readers they serve and the business of freelancing as well as the practical journalism skill of shorthand.
Students must pass the coursework and exam components in all modules, achieve 100 words a minute in shorthand for the NCTJ diploma and produce original prototype magazines.

In the third semester you will have the opportunity to develop and produce your own original prototype with a prospectus outlining its possibilities.

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