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BA (Hons) English Literature and Journalism

University of Worcester
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Worcester
English
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Program description

BA (Hons) English Literature and Journalism

Studied as a joint honours degree, you will explore English Literature in some of the immensely varied contexts of its production, alongside the practical business of how to research and communicate what is happening in the world, now.

English Literature at Worcester will introduce you to cutting-edge thinking in spheres as diverse as Shakespeare in translation, children’s literature, contemporary American writing and ecocriticism.

Journalism at Worcester will equip you to work in today’s multi-platform media environment and enable you to apply for both journalism and communications roles once you have graduated.

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Admission requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Candidates should have good English Language skills. The IELTS score for international applicants to Joint Honours is 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component).

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


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Program content

Year 1

Mandatory modules:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Journalism Law and Ethics
  • Introduction to Digital Techniques
  • Literary Forms and Genres
  • Ways of Reading, Ways of Writing
  • Places and Spaces

Year 2

Mandatory modules:

  • Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society
  • Exploding the Canon: Literary Theory and Practice

Module options:

  • Magazine Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Reporting Politics
  • Developing your Media Career
  • Digital Reporting Techniques
  • Intermediate Feature Writing
  • Practical Journalism Skills
  • Available Light Photography
  • Commercial Studio Photography
  • Movement and Migration
  • Politics, Sex and Identity in the Early Modern World
  • Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen
  • Gothic and Romantic Literature
  • Spaces of Modernity
  • Children’s Literature
  • Work Project

Year 3

Module options:

  • Reporting Politics
  • Work Placement
  • Broadcast Research Skills
  • Advanced Journalism (Theory and Practice)
  • Advanced Print Production
  • Negotiated Project
  • Live Radio News Production
  • Live Television News Production
  • Live News Production (Radio & TV)
  • Documentary Photography
  • Green Media
  • Independent Research Project
  • Justice and Revenge: from Tragedy to the Western
  • Postcolonial Encounters
  • Writing and the Environment
  • War and Conflict
  • Gendering Voices
  • Partnerships and Rivalries
  • Literatures and Cultures: International Explorations
  • Queer Bodies, Queer Texts

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

UK/EU students

  • Tuition fee for full-time students: £9,250 per year
  • Tuition fee for part-time students: £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

International students

  • Tuition fee for full-time students: £13,100 per year

Career opportunities

The Journalism aspect of this course will provide you with practical skills to work as a journalist or researcher, or in related communications jobs such as those in public relations. You will be well placed to progress to postgraduate study in journalism or in a wide range of other areas. Students have found employment in the following areas: radio presenting, both local and national, media research, journalism, event organising, media planning, television, theatre, marketing, public relations, campaigns, teaching and further study.

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University of Worcester

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...


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University of Worcester

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove
WR2 6AJ Worcester
United Kingdom

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