Departmental reputation and research output are much more important, plus course content.
Warwick and Durham as universities, 'reputation' wise are much of a muchness, but as far as I know the IR department at Warwick is excellent, probably head and shoulders above Durham.
The Master of Journalism course at Monash is structured in two parts: Part A. These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of journalism studies.
Through a combination of academic and practice-based work, students gain a solid foundation in all production technologies - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts.
Candidates who are on the dissertation stream are required to complete a dissertation not exceeding10,000 words.
Dissertation topics will be selected in consultation with RSIS Faculty.I much prefer the collegiate nature of Durham and the university itself is very highly regarded in itself, despite having an average IR department. Bump bump If 'aesthetically pleasing' is high on your list of priorities, maybe you want to reconsider your choice of subject!Reputation of the institution as a whole goes out of the window at postgrad level, really.Only students with an A-‘ average TGPA (Term Grade Point Average) at the end of the first trimester (for full-time students) and A-‘ average CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) at the end of second trimester (for part-time students) will be allowed to write a dissertation.Others will automatically be expected to take two extra courses.Check dissertation topic, research centres and supervisors.It is only one year and you will spend mostly in class rooms and library.Due to the alignment of semester/term schedules, students commencing the program at Warwick may be able to complete in a minimum of two years.The program will conclude with a joint research project, addressing the two degree study areas.Enrolled students have up to four years to complete their training and doctoral dissertation.Commencement year This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.