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The Degree of Master of Journalism
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These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Master of Journalism (180 credits) requires that candidates shall have:
(a) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with at least a B grade average in the 300-level majoring courses or equivalent, and
(b) been selected into the programme on the basis of a written application and, at the University's discretion, an interview.
(c) have been awarded or qualified for a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, with a grade average across all 700-level courses of at least B;
(d) have been awarded or qualified for a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Communication or a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Business with equivalent communication content or Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration with equivalent communication content, with a grade average across all 700-level courses of at least B;
(e) have completed at least three years of professional experience as a journalist.
2. In all cases candidates must meet the University admission requirements as specified.
3. Candidates whose first language is not English, and who have not gained a New Zealand university entrance qualification, or an overseas entrance qualification in a country where the main language is English, will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of their proficiency in English in the form of an academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 with no bands less than 6.5 within the preceding five years, or an equivalent TOEFL score, or other such evidence that is acceptable to Academic Board.
4. Candidates for the Master of Journalism shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising Part One and Part Two as defined in the Schedule to the Degree.
5. Notwithstanding Regulation 4, candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) may apply for credit towards the 700-level courses component for the degree in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.
6. There are no specialisations for this qualification.
7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Journalism may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.
8. For progression to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a B grade average in the Part One courses.
9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.
10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
Schedule for the Master of Journalism
Part One (120 credits from)
219.712 Advanced News Journalism 30 credits
219.713 Advanced Audio-Visual Journalism 30 credits
219.714 Journalism and Society 30 credits
219.715 Advanced Data and Investigative Journalism 30 credits
Part Two (60 credits from)
219.889 Journalism Project 60 credits
219.890 Journalism Project (Part I) 30 credits
219.891 Journalism Project (Part II) 30 credits
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Last updated on Monday 20 September 2021