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BA (Hons) Journalism

City, University of London
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Course UCAS code: P500
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
This degree is designed for students pursuing a career in journalism, media and communications. It provides highly relevant education and proficiency in print, broadcast and online journalism and relevant studies in humanities, such as politics and the history of journalism. Journalism education at City has a real-world emphasis. Time is spent in small workshops learning the multimedia skills required for a career in 21st century journalism: from writing, reporting and interviewing to social media analytics and preparing page layouts on screen. You will learn how to write news and features, use the professional standard TV studio and make video and audio packages and websites. Professional work experience is the key to getting a job in journalism and students are supported to arrange placements during their degree. Graduates have gone on to work in media organisations such as the BBC, Sky News, The Sun, Metro, Associated Press, talkSPORT, MailOnline, The Economist and Men’s Health and into marketing and corporate communications for organisations such as Nike and Asos. The journalism degree can also be a gateway into postgraduate study and careers in NGOs and the Civil Service.  Journalism education at City has a real-world emphasis. Time is spent in small workshops learning the multimedia skills required for a career in 21st century journalism: from writing, reporting and interviewing to social media analytics and preparing page layouts on screen. You will learn how to write news and features, use the professional standard TV studio and make video and audio packages and websites. Professional work experience is the key to getting a job in journalism and students are supported to arrange placements during their degree. We offer a study abroad year in which we encourage students to participate in and gain global media experience. The course is complemented by academic subjects such as history, politics and law which are delivered through lectures and seminars and assessed through examination and essays.
Modules:
Students cover the basic principles of journalism, the history of journalism and politics and current affairs. Year 1 core modules include: - Introduction to reporting and writing (30 credits) - History of journalism (30 credits) - The British media (15 credits) - Introduction to digital journalism (15 credits) - Politics and current affairs (15 credits) - Introduction to audio and video journalism (15 credits) - Foreign language (15 credits). Year 2 core modules include: - Writing and reportage (30 credits) - Multimedia production (30 credits) - Power without responsibility (15 credits). In the second year, Journalism students can also choose from a wide range of options such as visual journalism, data journalism, humanitarian communication, sports journalism, political scandals and shorthand. Third year core modules include: - Advanced practical journalism: broadcast (30 credits) - Advanced practical journalism: print/online (30 credits) - Media law and ethics (15 credits) - Journalism project (print, broadcast or web) or a dissertation. Third year elective modules include: - International news (15 credits) - Advanced photojournalism (15 credits) - Reporting science and the environment (15 credits) - Arts and culture journalism (15 credits) - Fashion and lifestyle journalism (15 credits)
Assessment Methods:
Assessment is weighted towards coursework, and coursework assignments are submitted weekly. Coursework is usually worth between 60 and 75 per cent of the overall module, and the examination worth 25 per cent, although this varies across modules.
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15 January

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City is located in an amazing spot, hop on the tube at Angel or Barbican and you’ll be anywhere in Central London in minutes! London is such an exciting place to go to University, the possibilities are endless. The lecturers are passionate and knowledgeable, and the courses are really interactive and informative. The careers service was a massive help too, especially the CV appointments, so you'll feel really confident you'll be employed in graduate work after it’s all over.

Undergraduate Admissions Office:
Tel. 020 7040 5060
Email. [email protected]

Undergraduate Admissions Office:
Tel. 020 7040 5060
Email. [email protected]

 
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  • Tearex's avatar by Tearex on 10th July 2019
    Placements are unpredictable and vary. SU is not very active. Course is not very well run. Library service is exceptional. Central University support is good and accessible.
  • by Anonymous on 25th August 2015
    Quality of teaching and course structure and discipline is outstanding but the social side as well as student accommodation is lacking.
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