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BA (Hons)Journalism

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Overview

This is a practice-based course with a strong academic background. It is focused on teaching multimedia and online techniques alongside traditional journalistic skills such as research, reporting and writing.

You will be taught by professional journalists and internationally renowned academics and, as well as enabling you to become a better journalist, the course will also equip you with transferable skills that will help you whatever media career path you choose. Our students have a very high success rate in gaining employment in the media industries, and recent graduates have gone on to network radio, national newspapers and magazines, respected websites, top PR agencies and major television companies.

The course has creativity, flexibility, innovation and entrepreneurship at its core. It focuses on online and cross-media skills throughout, since they are now central to everything modern journalists do, not just an add-on or afterthought.

There are three key strands to the course:

  • Journalism practice, which focuses on key journalistic skills, production techniques, and a final project module including running a live online site.
  • Journalism in context, which helps students to understand the social, political, economic, legal, regulatory and ethical contexts within which journalists operate.
  • Media and communications research, which develops students’ understanding of the social and cultural uses of mediated communication.
    The Journalism BA has a flexible structure which, while it focuses on core journalistic and critical and analytic skills, also allows students to choose specialist options and take control of their studies.

Learning takes place through a combination of face-to-face teaching and independent study, including lectures and seminars, practical workshops, group and individual projects, and presentations.

The majority of assessment is of coursework, including journalistic news stories and features, video and audio packages, multimedia stories, blogs and blog posts, and research reports and industry case studies.

Career opportunities

Our students graduate with the skills they need to find work in traditional news media and publishing organisations, often on the online side, at the newer generation of online-only journalistic outlets and at trade and B2B publications.

But they are also well suited to work in the creative media in general, in fields like broadcast-based research and production and traditional PR and marketing. And many now find work in the online content creation sector. This could encompass everything from running social media channels for big brands, creating content for branded websites and online community building to sponsored content and native advertising and online and digital marketing.

Some of our graduates stay in academia, pursuing postgraduate and doctorate-level study and the course allows students with interests in this area to specialise in theory to prepare themselves better for research in this area.

Our recent graduates have found work at The Guardian, The Independent, The BBC, CNN, Radio One Newsbeat, Al-Jazeera, Buzzfeed, The Evening Standard, The Huffington Post, Google News, Cosmopolitan, Sky Sports News, T3, The Week, Grazia, Bloomberg, T3, Music Week, Share Radio, MSN UK and India Today.

Some work in online content and marketing for companies like Topshop and ASOS. Others have started their own media sites and businesses – for example Wareable and the data journalism non-profit Hei-Da.org.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States