Core Module Information
Module title: Major Journalism Project

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: JAC10117
Module leader: Aleksandar Kocic
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

This Major Project modules gives you the time, opportunity and resources to undertake a major piece of journalism before the end of your University career. A series of lectures will give you the skills and knowledge you need to effectively plan your major project in the media platform of your choice. A dedicated supervisor will support you though a series of individual one-two-one tutorials. A highlight of this module will be the chance to pitch your work to a professional standard (LO4, 5). The module will continue across both Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 - when we will hold an event to celebrate the completion of this work,

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Investigate a story worthy of in-depth journalistic investigation/reportage and pinpoint the relevant medium / programme to target this major project at.
LO2. Critically engage with the challenges of producing a major journalistic artefact
LO3: Produce this major piece of journalistic investigation/reportage to high standards
LO4: Pitch the piece of work to a professional standard
LO5: Reflect critically on your target market, on the suitability of your project for that market and the production of the artefact.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aleksandar Kocic
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 194
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Final Year Project 80 1,2,3 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Oral Presentation 20 4,5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Major Journalism Project