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BA(Hons)
Journalism

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About this course

Accreditations and partnerships:

Broadcast Journalism  Training Council
  • Entry year: 2015/16
  • Course code: P500
  • Applications: UCAS
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 300
  • Department: Film and Journalism
  • Campus: Bower Ashton
  • Duration: Three years
  • Delivery: Full-time; Part-time
  • Programme leader: Myra Lee
  • Key fact: All staff have industry experience and our state-of-the-art facilities will allow you to experience today’s fast-moving media environment in a real-world setting.

Introduction

Why Journalism?

Our BA(Hons) Journalism will develop your reporting and production skills across print, screen, audio and internet platforms, making you highly employable in many communications industries. Working individually and as part of a team, you will deliver work to live briefs and deadlines, apply your analytical skills to solve problems and develop imaginative ways of engaging diverse audiences.

The course will give you the confidence to work flexibly, creatively and independently and to communicate ideas and information in all formats. You will also engage with journalism at a more critical level, understanding and applying theories to issues ranging from representation to ownership, celebrity to conflict.

Why study this course?

The course has been designed with the latest industry developments in mind, with modules taking full account of new and emerging technologies. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of the political, economic and media contexts in which journalists work worldwide.

All staff are experienced journalists with broad research interests, while our state-of-the-art facilities and resources will allow you to experience today's fast-moving media environment in a realistic setting. UWE Bristol's multimillion pound media studios are built to an industry standard.

Real-world experience

We run this course with a close eye on the demands of industry. You will constantly be out in the region, attending meetings, reporting from court and covering events. It's all part of researching and gathering material and producing content in our newsroom.

Our strong industry links with Bristol's cultural scene ensure ongoing input from journalists and broadcasters. You will benefit from regular guest lectures, while work placements are available at companies including the BBC, the Bristol Post and numerous media outlets.

Where it can take you

Your advanced communications skills will equip you for a career in an expanding sector. Our graduates go on to careers in TV, radio, press and online journalism, web design, publishing, media production, marketing and events management.

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