History With Journalism
The media - newspapers, radio, television, the Internet - play an increasingly important part in our lives. It is therefore important to understand the changing role of the media in the past as well as the present. By combining History with Journalism, via this course, you will gain an intellectual and wide-ranging academic foundation, develop a critical understanding of the past and contemporary issues and learn the skills and knowledge to help you pursue a successful career in journalism.
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For 2020 entry:
Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:
- A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
- Access: Pass
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
International school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted subject to minimum English Language requirements
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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You will spend around 8 to 12 hours a week in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Outside this time you read and research, write essays, prepare seminar papers and work on other assignments. You will have the opportunity for hands-on experience in the Media Centre, and also the chance to take part in a Work Placement.
Assessment is through a mixture of examinations and assessed essays and other projects.
For more information about specific modules, please visit the university website
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
By studying for a degree in History you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills, be they academic or personal. History graduates are desirable employees due to the variety of skills they develop during the course of their degree. These transferable skills include:
- An ability to review critically the literature and formulate logical and structured arguments
- An ability to make effective oral presentations
- The development of writing and editorial skills
- An appreciation of the complexity and diversity of situations, events and past mentalities
- Experience gained from carrying out and completing a major research project in the third year – the dissertation
- Good IT skills
- Time management skills
These transferable skills are fundamental to other employment sectors, such as the public sector, teaching, tourism, law, accountancy and management.
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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
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