|Study location||United Kingdom, London, Campus Harrow|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£14,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element or TOEFL or CAE equivalent
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
This is an exciting and highly innovative course (developed in collaboration with the Media Diversity Institute) that seamlessly combines theory and modules providing or containing hands-on practical training in journalism or campaigning and public relations related to social and cultural diversity.
The course 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. It will also equip you with practical skills that will enable you to produce your own media product on a topic related to social and cultural diversity.
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.
Drawing upon this unique combination of rigorous theoretical engagement and specialist practical training, this course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive conceptual/theoretical grounding and the practical skills to engage in responsible media coverage of diversity, to practice culturally informed and inclusive journalism and to develop a career (whether practical, strategic, or research-based) involving understanding and responding to the challenges of social diversity.
Our teaching staff are highly experienced academics and journalism professionals with expertise in inclusive journalism.
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, media relations, communications and advertising,professionals; students who want to pursue a career in the media, or communication/media work with national/local government; NGOs or IGOs focusing on migration, equality, social inclusion, cohesion, community relations, development and community regeneration and anyone who intends to embark on a relevant research and academic career.