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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
From front-page scoops to stories on Twitter, the Journalism programme of University of Worcester are equipped with the multimedia experience to build a career in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or online. Recognition has come through the high number of journalism awards won by students, including innovative magazine productions and the impressive employment rates.
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Overview

In the Journalism programme of University of Worcester you'll study the full range of modern media, developing a broad portfolio of professional skills before focusing on your preferred medium. The course stays up-to-date with mobile journalism, data journalism and the use of drones.

Key features

  • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council; an elite, widely-recognised Kitemark
  • Our strong links with industry, including a BBC Media Diversity Partnership, create excellent placement opportunities and progression into work
  • Attend live news days and study in two new radio studios linked to a newsroom and digitally equipped TV studio
  • Develop specialisms in areas such as sports or political journalism, photography, social media management or PR
  • Excellent graduate employment rates

Where could it take you?

Employability

The University of Worcester Journalism course will provide you with practical skills to work as a journalist or researcher, or in related communications jobs such as those in public relations. You will be well placed to progress to postgraduate study in journalism or in a wide range of other areas.

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

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Introduction to Feature Writing
  • Introduction to Digital Techniques
  • Introduction to Photojournalism
  • Practical Journalism Skills (1)
  • Journalism Law and Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates
  • Up to two academic references (depending on your course level and subject)
  • An English language test score (IELTS/Cambridge Advanced, Pearson)
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport or ID card

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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