BA journalism and Germanic Studies

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  • Objectives
    Journalism Studies is a career-focused course, which will give you the skills to work in print, broadcast and online journalism, as well as related media careers. You learn how to gather, organise, write and present information in various ways. You learn relevant law, political organisation, ethics and standards. You practise journalism, day by day, on the course and have the opportunity to do work experience. You will study the products of journalism, its history, ownership and organisation, and the application of media study to media products. This new dual degree combines applied journalism and modern languages, giving you knowledge and skills highly valued by employers. As a dual honours student reading German you will spend approximately five months at a specified university in Germany.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements -GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB -BTEC National Diploma - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB+BB. If two GCE AS Levels -are offered in Year 13, offer is BB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB (to include at least one Advanced Higher) -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -International Baccalaureate - 32 points -Core Requirements - Grade B in German at GCE A Level
  • Academic title
    BA journalism and Germanic Studies
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.
    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.
    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Find out how to contact the department

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    Journalism Skills (Part One)  20
    Public Administration for Journalists  20
    Researching and Reporting  20
    Aufbausprachkurs  10
    Ethics and Journalism  10
    German Studies - Aufbaukurs  10
    German Studies - Basiskurs  10
    Grundsprachkurs  10
    Understanding the Media  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    Journalism Skills (Part Two)  20
    Media Law  20
    German Language (Continuation)  10
    German Language (Foundation)  10
    Alternative Media  20
    Dutch Advanced  20
    German Culture and Ideas from the Enlightenment to the Present Day  20
    Language and Journalism  20
    Web Journalism  20
    Dutch Beginners A  10
    Dutch Beginners B  10
    Freud's Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies  10
    German Film and Society  10
    History and Dialectology of the German Language  10
    Images of Women in German Literature  10
    Language and Literature in the German Middle Ages  10
    Level Two Swedish Advanced A  10
    Level Two Swedish Advanced B  10
    Medien und Oeffentlichkeit  10
    Oesterreich Heute  10
    Politik und Gesellschaft in Deutschland  10
    Swedish Beginners A  10
    Swedish Beginners B  10
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    Germanic Studies Year Abroad  40
    Germanic Studies Year Abroad  40
    German Year Abroad (Project)  20
    German Year Abroad (Project)  20
    Typical Fourth Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    Journalism Skills (Part Three)  20
    Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing  20
    German Language Part 1  10
    German Language Part 2  10
    Deutsche Literatur und Gesellschaft im 19. Jahrhundert  20
    Dissertation in Journalism  20
    Fordjupningskurs i svensk sprakfardighet och kultur (Further Advanced Swedish)  20
    Free Speech and Censorship  20
    Geschichte und Gesellschaft der DDR  20
    Introduction to Investigative Journalism  20
    Journalism and Political Communication  20
    Modern German Thought  20
    Nederlands Voor Gevorderden  20
    Nederlandse Taalvaardigheid en Cultuur  20
    Portfolio in Print Journalism  20
    Syntax und Diskurs im Gesprochenen Deutsch  20
    The Language and Society of Luxembourg  20
    Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama  20
    Swedish Advanced A  10
    Swedish Advanced B  10

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