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BA Journalism

In a post-truth world, the role of the journalist is more important than ever. This degree will give you practical experience in the range of journalistic skills focusing on how to be a responsible reporter and editor working across a range of traditional and emerging platforms. 

PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

Pathway Options

Journalism

BA Journalism with Publishing (pending validation)
UCAS Code: TBC
Apply via UCAS (Pending)

BA Journalism and Creative Writing (pending validation)
UCAS Code: TBC
Apply via UCAS (Pending)

BA Journalism and Digital Media (pending validation)
UCAS Code: TBC
Apply via UCAS (Pending)

How to Apply

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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
£9000 (Home/EU)
£11500 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  • A vocationally focussed degree
  • Be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary creative community
  • Strong links with industry
  • Individual project work across a range of different media
  • Small class sizes 

What you will learn

Course Overview

You will be guided by expert staff with knowledge of traditional print and emerging multi-media platforms for journalistic content. You will develop a wide-range of skills in both content generation and production. 

Vocational skills are developed on the degree will prepare you for work in a fast changing industry. There are opportunities for work placements, and to produce work for internal and external clients, enabling you to begin building a network of industry contacts.

You will be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary creative community and will also have the opportunity to engage with the media centre Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, which is located on our Carmarthen campus.

Teaching will through practical workshops and small group seminars.

Modules

Year 1:

  • Aspects of  Contemporary Print Publishing
  • Core Production Skills
  • Introduction to Journalism: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Radio Writing
  • Preproduction  
  • The Language(s) of Persuasion

Year 2:

  • Feature Writing
  • Introduction to the Publisher’s World
  • Live Project
  • Online/digital writing
  • Professional Development
  • The investigative reporter
  • The Student Journal

Year 3:

  • Major Project 1
  • Major Project 2
  • Multiplatform Content
  • Specialist Journalism
  • The Publisher’s World: sales, marketing and the law
Assessment

No exams. Practical coursework and presentations.

Creative Carmarthen, Yr Egin
and Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts

Professional Accreditations

Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Career Opportunities
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Magazines
  • Social media platforms
Additional Costs

Students may spend up to £300 per year on materials.

Related Courses
  • BA Communication Studies  (pending validation)
  • BA Digital media (pending validation)
  • BA Filmmaking
Bursary / Scholarship Information