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BA (Hons)Media and Journalism

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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This is an ideal course if you have an interest in current affairs, digital industries and enjoy researching and crafting stories.

The Northumbria Media and Journalism course offers a carefully considered mix of theory and practice to develop the skills you need to thrive in this fast moving industry. It will teach you the fundamentals of journalism practice and theory, including news writing, the law and ethics, media production skills, and producing, creating and writing for films.

Graduates of the course are ideally placed for a career in digital news media, the newspaper industry, radio, documentary film and television production.

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

You will be tutored in skills aimed at longer form journalism, such as documentary filmmaking and magazine feature writing. You’ll cover additional topics including media law, public relations and other specialist areas.

Year 3

This year focuses on preparing you for work via placements and employability training, a choice between a media project and a dissertation, and a variety of media-related specialist option modules, including celebrity media, fashion journalism and sports journalism.

Career opportunities

The course will prepare you for a wide range of communication and media roles including: journalism, film production, distribution and exhibition, television production, arts administration and management, museum work, public relations, creative writing, advertising, magazine writing, press offices, events management, media administration, media research, publicity and promotion.

You will also develop sought after transferrable skills including independent thinking, well developed interpersonal skills, digital IT skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Some of our recent graduates are now working for organisations such as Take That Ltd, Metro Radio and The New Musical Express, to name a few.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States