Journalism and Media

MA Global Journalism and PR

The MA in Global Journalism and PR course challenges students to produce quality contentthat speaks to the heart of community concerns and translates global issues into local contexts for journalism and PR audiences. With strong links to industry in the UK, USA and Africa, our students develop their practice in written, video and audio content as well as engaging in emerging media formats and innovation.

The course addresses contemporary concerns, speaking to the global context unfolding throughout the year and students develop their critical and analytical skills in journalism and PR. International connections are cemented through activities such as the Global News Relay, which this year brought together students from Coventry University, Hong Kong Baptist University,California State University and 11 other universities in 10 countries in alive video broadcast covering contemporary news issues.

It is with great pride that we showcase the work of our Global Journalism and PR Masters graduates, whose work reflects the diversity of the course across formats, sectors and geographies. Well done to our class of 2021for their wide-ranging, engaging and interestingcontent!

MA Automotive Journalism

As the only postgraduate Automotive Journalism course in the UK, the course produces graduates who go on to shape the industry through their work for media outlets such as Autocar, What Car?, Auto Express, Classic Cars, Motorsport News, Auto Trader, and others.

Building on Coventry’s history as a centre for the automotive industry and the exciting links with motoring publishers like Haymarket and Dennis and Bauer, our students have opportunities to engage with professionals across the industry including successful local car producers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. The course is currently endorsed by the Guild of Motoring Writers. Students work across web, video and audio content, as well as design and layout and writing for magazines. We are proud to present the work of our Masters graduates, who have developed a portfolio of collaborative and individual work that demonstrates their skills across a range of media. Congratulations to the class of 2021, who have persevered through challenging times and developed industry-ready skills that they have showcased in their collaborative publication, Automotive, as well as their individual projects. Well done!

Communication, Culture and Media 

Congratulations to all the students on the Communication, Culture and Media course for the work produced for and exhibited in this show. 

The course explores the feelings and emotional responses created by global contemporary media and culture in order to discover new ways of making sense of, and creatively interpreting, our 21st-Century world. 

It covers all aspects of media, communications and cultural studies: digital media, transnational identities, screen and moving image, new workplace practices, academic research in a digital context, media distribution, international film markets and genres, and contemporary experiences of health, wealth and happiness. The course, though, is more than simply research-led, theory-based or practice-inspired: each module caters to new developments in media as a discipline, combining a distinct approach to creation, criticism and curation and places the students at the forefront of contemporary thinking.  

The work in this show and the work that, for whatever reason, could not be exhibited provides really good evidence of the way in which our students have obtained the kind of critically-engaged, reflexive skills that enable them to produce significant wor and will serve them well in the future. 

We are very proud of them and wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavours.