From breaking news to cultural reviews, sports reporting to in-depth investigations, we’ll help you scrutinise, interrogate and report on the issues that really matter. This degree is geared towards inquiring minds and creative thinkers seeking a career in journalism and the creative media industries. Throughout the programme, we’ll encourage you to carve out your own creative identity as you express yourself through a variety of media and genres – including print, broadcast and digital publishing. You’ll start with the core skills of interviewing and reporting, before going on to look at specialist areas like media law and ethics, mobile journalism, editing and production. You’ll also get the chance to work on live events and learn how to cover breaking news – all under the pressure of tight deadlines. In your second and third years, you’ll be able to focus on specialist sectors such as podcasting, video journalism or magazine production, or on areas such as sports or music journalism. In your final year, you’ll also create a portfolio of original journalism, rooted in the real world – real people, real issues, real events. Throughout it all, you’ll have access to the multimedia newsroom, TV studio and radio production facilities, getting you up to speed with all the latest technology. So, by the time you’re finished, you’ll have acquired the wide range of skills necessary to work in today’s multiplatform digital environments. You may also have the opportunity to spend an extra year expanding your horizons, either studying with one of our partner universities overseas, or working on a placement with an organisation.* This course has a foundation year available. *Placement and/or study abroad options may be available, potentially extending the duration of study up to 4 years. Study abroad will be subject to any international travel restrictions and/or availability. Features and Benefits
- Units are led by accomplished journalists, including current and former reporters and editors.
- We’ll encourage you to find your own creative identity and express yourself through a variety of digital content, media and genres.
- Throughout your degree, each year will offer increasing flexibility, allowing you to pursue your own interests through a range of options, including areas such as sports or music journalism.
- In Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll have the option to take the Uniwide Language unit. You can choose from French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Standard Arabic or Spanish.
- You may have the opportunity to take the four-year route, spending a year studying abroad, or boost your career prospects with a placement in industry.
- All of our students have access to high-spec, professional television and radio studios, a newsroom, and edit suites situated in a dedicated wing of our Grosvenor East building; giving you the practical experience you'll need to become a journalist.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics pass
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