Journalism and the media sector are in constant flux. The digital world is changing the face of how the industry operates, offering exciting challenges to the next generation of media professionals. Our course is designed to develop multi-skilled, entrepreneurial graduates, armed with the confidence to thrive in the journalism and media industries. This degree enables you to combine the acquisition of practical skills with a thorough academic grounding in some of the most exciting ideas, theories and knowledge about the media today. You will study both traditional print-based journalism and digital-new media, giving you the chance to think broadly about future career plans. For those of you who are interested in the rapidly changing field of journalism, who want to write, and also to understand how journalism and other forms of media communication work, this degree is ideal. This distinctive programme marries a range of practical journalistic skills with a comprehensive and critical theoretical framework informed by current debates about the social, cultural and political implications of communication.
The BA (Honours) Journalism and Media degree has been designed with a specific understanding of the extension of journalistic practices and of communications production throughout the economy. Equally, the continuing development and distribution of digital communications technologies provide an opportunity for students to work innovatively and gainfully as freelancers. The curriculum is designed to equip students with skills allowing them to benefit from this situation. Links with the employment market are arranged through internships with the assistance of the Careers and Employability Service; visiting speakers from relevant sections of the media industry and field trips. Staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals.