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BA HonsMagazine Journalism

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

Graduates of this course may explore careers as news and features
journalists with print and online magazines and newspapers, as well as
the broadcast media. There are also a range of roles in magazine
publishing, press office work and freelancing.

During the course you will:

  • Experience print and online magazine production
  • Benefit from the experience of teaching staff who have worked or
    continue to work in local, regional, national and international
    magazines, newspapers and broadcast media
  • Develop your multimedia skills including print, online, radio and
    video
  • Enjoy our strong professional links which give you the opportunity
    to build professional contacts and experience
  • Learn about subjects that regularly generate stories of national
    interest

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Reporting and writing
  • Online publishing
  • Multimedia options
  • Production design
  • Shorthand
  • Print production design
  • Specialist and feature writing

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

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 relevant industries 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.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

There are multiple opportunities open to magazine journalism
graduates. The obvious openings are as news and / or features
journalists within magazines online, print and in the broadcast media.
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 magazines
are teams of researchers, sub-editors, production staff, editors, new
media producers, columnists and subject specialists.

Subject specialisms often demand magazine 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; public
relations and promotions.

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