The course offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of journalism in context with determining factors such as law, economics, politics and technology. It provides you with a range of relevant practical and professional skills. You will get a basic grounding in the academic study of the media and practical journalism skills to underpin your advanced modules in Year 2 and 3. You will learn journalism theory, journalism law, public affairs and journalism practice in newsgathering and reporting including audio-visual (television and radio) print, online and mobile environments.. We use a range of teaching methods: lectures, group seminars and practical workshops. These are delivered by experienced teaching staff, including former journalists. You will have access to a wide range of learning resources, including professional standard print production, digital sound and video software, television and radio studios. You will work in a simulated newsroom environment.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4710||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£4710||Year 1|
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