Journalism and good communication are needed in today's world more than ever. Journalists get to the heart of every part of society, finding the best way to tell stories to their audiences. You'll be trained in a wide range of core journalism skills, including interviewing and news writing for online, print, TV and radio. We'll explore the key issues in journalism, looking at the past, present and future of the profession. You'll also gain a solid understanding of media law and the legal considerations for journalists, getting the opportunity to visit courts and apply what you have learned to real-life criminal trials. Our course is practical and hands-on in its delivery, simulating a newsroom-style environment. Supported by experienced journalists, you'll build your own website portfolio, broadcast in our TV studio or provide content for local radio stations. You’ll be able to develop the practical skills and experience to prepare you for a successful journalism career, but you'll also gain highly transferable skills such as research and verification, the ability to present complex information in an accessible way across a range of media, and proficiency in a variety of social and multimedia platforms. Graduate success in journalism isn’t just about what you know, it's about who you know. That's why we include professional work placements as part of your degree. Professional placements Our students have been on placement at all the major media organisations including the BBC and ITV, as well as local, national and regional newspapers and radio. Communications, digital, online and content creation agencies are also popular for our student placements. Career opportunities Our graduates are making their mark in newspaper newsrooms such as the Yorkshire Post, on news websites like Leeds Live and Planet Sport, in broadcast organisations such as BBC Radio, as researchers for media organisations like True North and in PR companies such as Bird Consultancy.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Essential Journalism; Public Affairs; Radio and Podcasting; Journalism in Context; Online and Social Video; Reporting Skills; Advanced Digital Journalism; Media Law and Regulation; Public Interest Reporting; TV and Social Media; Advanced Audio Production.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The National Council for the Training of Journalists
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.