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BA (Hons)Journalism

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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Overview

New technologies are changing the face of global journalism, with social media giving an instant voice to those at the centre of every story. Journalism at Northumbria will give you the multi-media expertise, practical skills and natural authority required to be heard above the crowd, to really make an impact as a journalist.

This highly practical course is taught by staff with a wealth of industry experience and is fully accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) for TV, radio, online and print journalism.

Focusing firmly on employability, you will develop advanced skills in research, storytelling, presentation and production to create ethically sensitive, high quality journalism to professional standards. You will have the opportunity to graduate with a portfolio of professionally published work.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for high profile organisations including ITN, Heart FM, North News and Pictures, Dorset Echo, The Chronicle, Newcastle United FC, The Red Cross, The Home Office, Cath Kidston, and Emmerdale.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

You will learn basic theoretical concepts as well as the skills of modern journalism: how to write stories across a range of media, produce short films, and work in a modern radio studio. You’ll gain an appreciation of how design plays an important role.

Year 2

The emphasis is on understanding and producing broadcast standard TV and radio news, as well as high quality online content. You’ll cover additional topics including media law, magazine journalism, public relations and other specialist areas.

Year 3

This year focuses on preparing you for industry via placements and employability training, working in a busy multi-media newsroom environment, and specialising in areas such as sport or fashion. A final year project allows you to showcase your skills.

Career opportunities

Many of our alumni have established successful careers in all branches of journalism, and the transferable skills taught across the course have helped graduate employability in a variety of other careers too. You will graduate with valuable attributes including intellectual curiosity, communication skills, cultural awareness, moral and ethical values, professional values, research skills and teamwork.

Career opportunities are expanding rapidly – not only in general and specialist areas of multi-media news journalism, but in related fields such as public relations, creative writing, advertising, magazine writing, the press office, events management, media administration, media research, publicity and promotion, academia, teaching and the Civil Service.

Recent graduates include Jade Liversidge, now an Assistant News Editor at ITN, Rachel McDermott, now News Editor at SWNS and Tom Easterby, Press Officer at Newcastle United FC.

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