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Journalism and Publishing BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Journalism and Publishing BA (Hons)

This course combines hands-on journalistic and publishing experience with a critical understanding of global media industries - the context in which you’ll work.

You’ll learn to use industry-standard software, with opportunities to develop your abilities in image use, video, digital production and collaborative, project-based working. The flexibility of the course enables you to tailor it to suit your interests and ambitions - you can choose to spend more of your time on either journalism or publishing elements.

During the course, there are many opportunities to gain high-quality work experience with leading international media companies such as the BBC, Penguin Random House, individual TEDx events and a wide range of local and regional news, magazine and digital content companies. You'll leave with a wide range of transferable skills, and a stunning portfolio of journalism and innovative publications relevant to the area of the industry in which you want to work.

Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A-level grades CCC or above accepted.

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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Journalistic Research 1
  • Introduction to Editing and Production
  • What’s the Story?
  • Create Lab
  • Managing Data
  • Communicating Science

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Journalistic Research
  • The Independent Magazine
  • International Journalism
  • Journalism Portfolio
  • Science Journalism and Publishing
  • Social Enterprise
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Digital Publishing
  • Industry Project Research
  • Publishing Industry Project
  • Journalism Portfolio
  • The Magazine Business
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Lifestyle and Entertainment Journalism
  • Digital Content Strategy

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

International students full time fee for year 1 is £14,300

Career opportunities

We have an excellent track record in helping students gain graduate level jobs.

Journalism and publishing skills are extremely transferable, enabling you to work in a wide range of additional professions including publicity, social media marketing, digital content development, web editing and brand development.

Publishing graduates have been employed in a variety of roles, including Digital Editor, Production Assistant, Publications Officer, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Events Organiser and Project Manager. Graduates have been employed by publishing companies including:

  • BBC
  • Future Publishing
  • Parragon Books
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Penguin Random House.

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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