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Journalism informs, entertains, introduces debate, publicises truth, and is an essential component of a democratic society. It is practised across a variety of media (print, broadcast, online) and uses a number of
technologies. At Buckingham you are taught by practising journalists with a love of teaching and of sharing their expertise and knowledge.
The University of Buckingham offers three combined honours degrees. The following core courses are common to all: Advertising; Art of Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Business Journalism, Introduction to Reporting, Introduction to Multimedia, Investigative Reporting, Media Discourse, Media Studies, News Management and PR, Online Media, Photo-journalism, Press Journalism and Principles of Media Practice.
You are also guaranteed a substantial work placement with a media firm, tailored to your choice and the department’s recommendation. Not only will you become familiar with life in the workplace, but the experience you gain will be valued by employers.
Journalism with Communication Studies particularly suits EFL and ESL speakers. It combines the study of journalism with the study of the use of English as the essential communicative medium, training you as a journalist while developing your understanding of the English Language.
- For English Literature, English Literature with History and English Literature with Journalism you are normally expected to achieve a minimum of 240 points at A-level or the equivalent school leaving qualification, though we interview all promising candidates to assess potential.
- For other programmes our requirements are more flexible and offers will be made on an individual basis.
- The School is able to be flexible for mature students taking into account work and life experience
- If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or a computer-based TOEFL score of 213.
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...