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BA in Broadcast and Digital Journalism (Full Time)

University of West London

Course Description

Are you looking for a journalism degree that combines studying traditional formats alongside rapidly developing contemporary media? 

This course offers you the opportunity to train in a variety of journalistic forms, including video, radio and digital journalism. You will develop your communication skills, learn creative techniques and enhance your technical abilities in preparation for a career in this area.

You will learn the basis of sound reporting, experiment with new formats and have an opportunity to learn on work experience.

The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities. Successful completion of the year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.

Are you looking for a journalism degree that combines studying traditional formats alongside rapidly developing contemporary media?  This course offers you the opportunity to train in a variety of journalistic forms, including video, radio and digital journalism. You will develop your communication skills, learn creative techniques and enhance your technical abilities in...

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Course Content

The worlds of radio, TV, social media and digital technologies are exciting, stimulating and demanding. This broadcast and digital journalism degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and experience to apply your skills and understanding of broadcast and online journalism in practical, real-life scenarios.

You will gain both academic and professional broadcasting skills including:

  • research writing
  • presentation and production
  • newsgathering
  • documentary production
  • broadcasting news
  • live magazine programming
  • evaluating broadcast policy
  • journalistic law.

During your studies, you will face new and challenging ways of telling stories and reporting events. This reporting could span a range of formats and settings, providing additional context to this interesting area of work. 

UWL boasts an extensive complex of studios equipped to professional specifications, including:

  • a radio studio
  • a TV studio
  • Mac labs
  • a photography studio.

You will use these facilities to create journalistic material for various modules and the News Days that form an integral part of the course.

You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable industry-based work experience, which will give you an insight into the employment opportunities within the sector. Our location in west London and our high standards have helped us to build links with national and international organisations, including the BBC, Sky, Capital Radio, Global Radio, the Independent and The Sunday Times. These connections have helped past students find exciting work placements.

For your final project, you will work to a live brief, creating a substantial piece of journalistic work to add to your portfolio.

Foundation year

There are many reasons for joining a foundation year course; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have been living abroad or want to change direction with your career. Whatever your starting point, the foundation year offers a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge that you will need to get the most from your studies and thrive at University. Successful completion of the foundation year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.

The worlds of radio, TV, social media and digital technologies are exciting, stimulating and demanding. This broadcast and digital journalism degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and experience to apply your skills and understanding of broadcast and online journalism in practical, real-life scenarios. You will gain both academic and professional broadcasting skills...

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Entry Requirements

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications

These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

We take pride in our inclusiveness and the diversity of our student population. We have a vibrant mature student community and look forward to welcoming you.

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications These can include: A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass Access to HE Diploma You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2...

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