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BA (Hons) Journalism

Goldsmiths, University of London
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
London
English
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About this program

BA (Hons) Journalism

The world of news and journalism is changing at an unprecedented rate. This programme offers an individual and innovative blend of contemporary multimedia journalism that ensures you will be prepared for the future of a rapidly developing news industry.

You’ll learn a range of cutting-edge digital skills to help you investigate news stories. You’ll also learn how and why good journalism matters by putting it in its wider cultural context.

Admission requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

  • A-level: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75% preferably including History
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Power, Politics and Public Affairs
  • Introduction to Digital Methods in Journalism
  • Introduction to Multimedia Journalism
  • News and Culture
  • Key Debates in Media Studies
  • Introduction to Video Reporting
  • Digital Methods in Journalism

Year 2

  • Data Journalism and Visualisation
  • Journalism and Society
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • News and Power in a Globalised Context
  • Feature Writing
  • Video Reporting
  • Multimedia Journalism

Year 3

  • Final Multimedia Project and Portfolio
  • Arts and Fashion Journalism
  • Radio Journalism in a Multimedia Context
  • Asking the Right Questions: Research and Practice
  • Photojournalism
  • Structure of Contemporary Political Communication
  • Work Placement (Media)
  • The City and Consumer Culture
  • Embodiment and Experience
  • Media Geographies
  • Media, Ethnicity and Nation
  • Media, Ritual and Contemporary Public Cultures
  • Social Media in Everyday Life: A global perspective
  • Digital Venture Creation
  • Data Mining
  • Archaeology of the Moving Image
  • Journalism in Context

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Tuition fee for local students is £9250.
  • Tuition fee for International students is £18100

Career paths

What kind of careers might you seek as a BA Journalism graduate?

  • As a specialist journalist, using data visualisation and mapping to tell stories about key issues like crime, politics or the environment
  • As a reporter, live blogging a football match for a sports website or a catwalk for a fashion magazine
  • As a website reporter or editor, assembling multi-media stories or ‘live’ reporting, and using social media to interact with readers and viewers

But such is the pace of change you might be pursuing careers and using digital methods we cannot yet imagine… You can read more about possible career options after you graduate on our careers page.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to...


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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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