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BA (Hons) 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) Journalism

The BA Hons Journalism course is challenging and exciting and aims to make you highly employable in a range of journalism, media and communications careers.

Alongside learning practical skills, you have the opportunity to study media strategies, search engine optimisation, PR, advanced communications and social influencing to help equip you for life in an expanding industry.

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Admission requirements

104 UCAS tariff points (Single or Joint Honours) - for example, BCC at A Level

Candidates should have good English Language skills

The IELTS score for international applicants to the Journalism Single Honours program is 6.5 (or equivalent). For international Joint Honours applicants, the required IELTS score is 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered.

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


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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Introduction to Feature Writing
  • Introduction to Digital Techniques
  • Introduction to Photojournalism
  • Practical Journalism Skills
  • Journalism Law and Ethics

Year 2

  • Broadcast & Social Media
  • Developing Your Media Career
  • Journalism Law, Ethics & Society
  • Reporting Politics

Optional

  • Entertainment Journalism
  • Magazine Journalism & Feature Writing
  • Sports Journalism

Year 3

  • Final Project
  • Work Placement

Optional

  • Advanced PR & Comms
  • Campaigning & Environmental Journalism
  • Documentary Photography
  • Gender, Identity & Inclusivity
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Live News Production

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

You are taught through a combination of:

  • Lectures; seminars; demonstrations; workshops; work simulations (newsdays); tutorials, group and individual project work; supervised independent learning; open and resource-based learning; e-learning; production practice and work experience and placements.
  • Teaching involves large and small group sessions, the latter especially for workshop activities related to the acquisition of production skills.
  • Sessions are a mix of tutor-led, student-led and independent learning.
  • You will investigate critically and analyse theoretical and conceptual issues central to journalism studies and be able to synthesis and evaluate material. Acquire skills to'originate and develop ideas for editorial content across a range of platforms. Investigate the development of journalism with regard to political, social, economic, legal, ethical and technological considerations.

Tuition fees

UK/EU students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £9,250 per year.
  • Tuition fees for part-time: £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: £13,100 per year.

Qualification

Skills gained:

  • Print, broadcasting and web content creation
  • Digital communications
  • Team working
  • Working independently
  • Communicating with others
  • Writing effectively
  • Clear and logical thinking
  • Finding information
  • Evaluating ideas
  • Showing initiative
  • Advance planning and working to deadlines

Career opportunities

Students have found employment in the following areas:

  • Radio presenting and reporting
  • Magazine and newspaper journalism
  • Social media management
  • Public relations and communications
  • Media research
  • Sports journalism
  • Event organising
  • Television
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • 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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