30 November 2011
Bournemouth University's new MA International Journalism course has reported a very successful first term.
Introduced only this year, Bournemouth University's new MA International Journalism course has reported a very successful first term.
Chindu Sreedharan, Programme Coordinator of MA International Journalism says the course has got on to a very good start:
"We have an extremely motivated group of students from varied national backgrounds - besides the master's candidates from UK, the cohort includes students from Turkey, Greece, Hong Kong and India - who make this a very rich experience."
"The course is a good blend of practice and theory, and we make it a point to ensure that part of the content is delivered by journalism practitioners. This is particularly true of the Investigative Journalism unit, which has seen sessions from award-winning professionals such as Duncan Campbell and Nadene Ghouri."
"The course content is rather unique and very much tuned to the needs of the journalism industry today."
Mark Wilson, a student of the course echoed this positive feedback, commenting on the usefulness of guest lecturers and the practical skills acquired:
"There is a practical emphasis that really helps the learning process; there is no better way to understand journalism than getting out there and doing it!'
Prior to the course Mark completed an undergraduate degree in Humanities and came to Bournemouth with little journalistic experience which he says has provided an exciting learning curve:
"Term one has three modules: Reporting in a global context, investigative journalism and reporting skills. Students have to be prepared to hit the streets, make some contacts and discover their own news in Bournemouth."
Next term will see the students complete another diverse set of units in Environment, Crisis and Conflict News, Digital Magazines and Photojournalism.