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BA HonsJournalism

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Graduates from this course are able to explore opportunities in
newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, print and online publishing and
press offices in local, national and international media

During the course you will:

  • Experience ‘real’ journalism, both in-house and through external
    work experience
  • Benefit from working with staff and tutors who have experience in
    local, regional, national and international journalism
  • Enjoy regular visits by leading figures from many areas of the
    world of journalism
  • Have the opportunity to get involved in press conferences and the
    production of newspapers, online magazines, TV and radio reports
  • Concentrate on areas that continuously generate stories of
    national interest

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Reporting and writing
  • Sub-editing, layout and design
  • Law and public administration
  • Shorthand
  • Radio broadcast techniques
  • Essential skills for journalists
  • Video skills and production
  • Online publishing
  • Magazine publishing
  • Feature writing


Career opportunities


The journalism team work closely with employers within the industry
and the Centre for Personal and Career Development at the University
of Bedfordshire. These links result in talks which students at all
levels are able to attend, practical professional experience events in
which students are encouraged to take part, and enable every student
to build contacts and network within their area of interest. All
journalists have access to a group BREO site established and
maintained by the Course Leader which offers career advice, practical
skills, opportunities for work experience and contacts.

In practical terms professional skills and values underpin this
course and are an integral part of teaching and learning within all
units. We assist every student to develop the ability to evaluate
effectively and reflect on their own and work of others, and
understand the demands and requirements of employers. Former graduates
in the industry in different fields regularly return to outline their
experiences, and discuss opportunities with current undergraduates
which is very valuable. Links have also been established for alumni
unable to visit in person to communicate via email and social
networking sites with current students.

Throughout your course work experience is encouraged to enable you to
understand the expectations of the industry and individual employers.



There are multiple opportunities open to journalism graduates. The
obvious openings are as news and/or features journalists within
newspapers, radio, television and online. Each of these media
platforms is structured into local, regional, national and
international layers, all of which require journalists. Behind the
scenes in regional, national and international media companies are
teams of researchers, sub-editors, production staff, editors, new
media producers, columnists and subject specialists.

Subject specialisms often demand journalists with particular
knowledge in a specific field, and those fields may form part of a
larger organisation such as the BBC or Reuters, or have their own
newspapers, trade press and/or websites. News, sport and features
journalists are employed permanently within a wide variety of
agencies, including news and specialist agencies, and an increasing
number of freelancers operate at all levels and within all sectors of
the media.

The transferable and relevant skills which journalism graduates
acquire on their courses, if these are carefully developed, remain in
demand in the fields of publishing; copywriting, public relations
work; in-house press office positions; teaching; sports journalism;
media research; digital media production and academia.

Further study:

Postgraduate courses at the University of Bedfordshire currently
include a wide range of Media-orientated Masters degree opportunities.

Opportunities are being increased within the Postgraduate portfolio
for Sport Journalism MAs and Journalism related MAs.

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