This degree is fully accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council Wales (BJTC) and will equip you to be at the forefront of the modern industry.
You’ll learn traditional skills that underpin all journalism, along with a huge range of multimedia skills to make you more employable. Add to that entrepreneurialism and a rigorous academic education, and our graduates have the best chance of success in a tough market.
Three weeks’ works experience form a vital part of this course, and we will help you get your work published and build your CV. Court visits are integral, as are interview techniques, which can be honed during police press conference exercises. Radio Journalism is also a key element. You can gain specialist skills from optional modules that include shorthand and periodical journalism.
Journalism degree students will also meet a wide range of industry professionals, both on our teaching staff and as visiting lecturers, from the BBC, ITV, magazines, and the national and local press.
Titulo de Bachillerato or the Selectividad with an average mark of 6.
Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) with an average mark of 6.
Técnico Especialista (Formación Profesional – segundo grado).
Ingeniero Técnico (from Escuela de Ingeniero Técnico).
Diplomado / Diplomatura.
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score for Undergraduate of 80 IBT
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 169 with at least 162 in each component ; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE II Distinction or ISE III Pass for undergraduate courses
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests, in some cases, we may also be able to accept the communicator level (B2)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 51 points in each element for the majority of undergraduate programmes
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
On the practical side, you will learn how to find, write, edit and produce news and features for the print media, radio, television and the internet. To support this, you will learn about media law and ethics, plus the machinery of government, and learn how to apply this knowledge to your own journalism.
As you progress, you can pick up specialist skills from optional modules, including shorthand and periodical journalism. This journalism degree also includes a programme of intellectually rigorous education, with compulsory modules in media theory and a major dissertation in the third year.
The following modules are attached to this award:
Introduction to Journalism 1
Introduction to Journalism 2
Journalism Law, Ethics and Regulation
An Introduction to Media Theory
Social Media for Broadcasting and Journalism
Print and Magazine Journalism
Researching Media, Culture and Communications
Creative Industries Collaborative Practice
Major Journalism Project
Further Law, Ethics and Regulations for Journalists
Dissertation in Media and Cultural Studies
Creative Industries Professional Practice
Learning and teaching methods
Our journalism degree will be taught through lectures, seminars, practical workshops and simulations.
Competition for jobs in the journalism industry is fierce, but some of our recent graduates are working in newspapers, magazines, television, radio and press offices.
The skills and knowledge you will gain are also prized in a wide range of other careers that demand competent communicators.
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