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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
From front-page scoops to stories on Twitter, Worcester journalism graduates are equipped with the multimedia experience to build a career in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or online. You’ll study the full range of modern media, developing a broad portfolio of professional skills before focusing on your preferred medium.  These include mobile journalism, data journalism and the use of drones.
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Overview

Taught by professional journalists with regional, national and international experience, partnered by leading academics, this course offers you plenty of opportunities for practical work alongside a solid grounding in theory.

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
  • Ranked 14th out of 58 universities teaching journalism for overall satisfaction rating in the latest National Student Survey.
You will learn how to:
  • Investigate critically and analyse theoretical and conceptual issues central to journalism studies and be able to synthesis and evaluate material.
  • Acquire the skills to be able to originate and develop ideas for editorial content across a range of platforms.
  • Make the most of your opportunities to originate and develop ideas for editorial content across a range of platforms, including participating in live news production days.
  • Investigate the development of journalism with regard to political, social, economic, legal, ethical and technological considerations.
  • Prepare yourself for the workplace through CV building, career mapping, group activities that develop productive working relationships, and acquisition of specialist skills.
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

Accreditation

Accredited by the Broadcasting Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

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
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Mandatory (for SH)
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Practical Journalism Skills (1)
  • Journalism Law and Ethics
  • Introduction to Video Production Skills
Optional
  • Introduction to Feature Writing
  • Introduction to Digital Techniques
  • Introduction to Photojournalism
  • Democracy? The Story of an Ideal

Year 2

Mandatory (for SH)
  • Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society
  • Reporting Politics (1)
  • Developing your Media Career
  • Practical Journalism Skills (2)
Optional
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Intermediate Feature Writing
  • Digital Photography
  • Multi-camera Studio Production

Year 3

Mandatory (for SH)    
  • Reporting Politics (2)
  • Work Placement
  • Live News Production (Radio & TV)
Optional
  • Broadcast Research Skills
  • Advanced Journalism (Theory and Practice)           
  • Advanced Print Production
  • Negotiated Project (2)
  • Documentary Photography
  • Green Media

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • 12 UCAS tariff points (Single Honours)
  • 104 UCAS tariff points (Joint Honours) 

Candidates should have good English Language skills.

The IELTS score for international applicants to the Journalism Single Honours programme is 6.5 (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 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

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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