International Journalism - Hostile Environment Reporting

Ulster University - Coleraine


Course Name International Journalism - Hostile Environment Reporting
Course Provider Ulster University - Coleraine
Course Code 101972 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Ulster University None
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Coleraine
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2019
Application Date Application is through the University's online application system.
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Semesters 1 and 2 from mid-September to mid-May; attendance can be 9am-5pm at least four days a week. Semester 3 is spent on optional placement and completion of the dissertation.

Semesters 1 and 2 f...

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Entry Requirements Entry Requirements

At least a 2.2 at degree level. Other professional experience will be considered.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Course Content


This unique course will equip graduates to report from international hostile environments in a safe, informed and innovative way. It was developed in consultation with media organisations, conflict reporters and international security/safe...

Subjects Taught

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Reporting in a Digital Age 1
This module introduces students to foundational skills in newsgathering and reporting, feature writing, research, and basic sub-editing and design using desktop publishing software. Students will produce a po...

Careers or Further Progression Career options

Students will find a wide range of career options in local, national or international news media organisations in print, broadcast or online. Some may also seek to work for non-governmental organisations who work in difficult environments or advocacy groups.
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