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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. And you study the products of journalism, its history, ownership and organisation, and the application of media study to media products.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirementsGCE/VCE A Level - ABB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB + AB. If two GCE AS levels are offered in Year 13, offer is AB + BB Scottish Highers - AABB (to include at least one Advanced Higher) Irish Leaving Cert. - AABBB BTEC Level N - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit International Baccalaureate - 34 points
  • Academic Title
    BA Journalism 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.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Modules/ Credits

    Journalism Skills (Part One)  20
    Public Administration for Journalists  20
    Researching and Reporting  20
    Ethics and Journalism  10
    Understanding the Media  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Broadcast Journalism 1  20
    Broadcast Journalism 2  20
    Journalism Skills (Part Two)  20
    Media Law  20
    Alternative Media  20
    Language and Journalism  20
    Web Journalism  20
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Broadcast Journalism 3  20
    Journalism Skills (Part Three)  20
    Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing  20
    Dissertation in Journalism  20
    Free Speech and Censorship  20
    Introduction to Investigative Journalism  20
    Journalism and Political Communication  20
    Portfolio in Broadcast Journalism  20
    Portfolio in Print Journalism  20
    The Culture of TV News Production  20

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