This is a fascinating time to be a journalist, with traditional media like newspapers, magazines, television and radio, jostling for attention alongside online news, blogs, podcasts and social media. This exciting course will develop your practical, professional writing skills, shed new light on how the media works and get you some hands-on experience that employers are really looking for.
Our inspiring, industry-experienced academic team will develop your journalistic skills, introducing you to the concepts of ‘news’ and ‘features’, and teaching you how to carry out research, conduct interviews, structure your writing and get published. As the course progresses, you’ll discover how journalism varies across video, radio and the internet, hear from inspiring industry guest speakers and take placements in real newsrooms.
You’ll also delve into the history of media, its role in society, how it shapes our views and how new technologies are disrupting traditional communication channels. It’s this combination of the theoretical with the highly practical that will turn you into a skilled, well- rounded media practitioner ready to launch an exciting, rewarding career.
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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6. These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study. Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.
- Introduction to Media Communications
- Introduction to Journalism
- Journalism, Law and Ethics
- Global Media and Society
- Journalism Skills: Multiplatform
- Journalism and Government
- Sound and Image Storytelling
- Visual Communication
Each modules is 15 credits. And all modules are compulsory
- Radio Journalism
- Research Methods in Media Communications
- Journalism Skills: Features
- The Publishing Industry
- Journalism Skills News
- How Journalism Changed the World: from Watergate to Social Media and Fake News
- Video Feature *
- New Media Branding *
- Mobile Media Design *
- Magazine Design *
Each modules is 15 credits. All modules are compulsory, except * is optional modules.
- Online Journalism :15 Credits
- Journalism Skills Portfolio : 30 Credits
- International Politics and Reporting Global News:15 Credits
- Advertising *: 15 Credits
- Corporate Communications*: 15 Credits
- Representation and Identity in Contemporary Media* :15 Credits
- Professional Media Practice Project* :30 Credits
- Music, Celebrity and Media* :15 Credits
- Creating a PR Campaign* :15 Credits
- Web Design for Media Professionals* :30 Credits
All modules are compulsory except * is Optional Modules