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BA in History With Journalism (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , History

Course Description

The media - newspapers, radio, television, the Internet - play an increasingly important part in our lives. It is therefore important to understand the changing role of the media in the past as well as the present. By combining History with Journalism, via this course, you will gain an intellectual and wide-ranging academic foundation, develop a critical understanding of the past and contemporary issues and learn the skills and knowledge to help you pursue a successful career in journalism.

The media - newspapers, radio, television, the Internet - play an increasingly important part in our lives. It is therefore important to understand the changing role of the media in the past as well as the present. By combining History with Journalism, via this course, you will gain an intellectual and wide-ranging academic foundation, develop a critical understanding of the past and...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • UXS-1001: Intro to Practical Journalism (20) Core or
    UXC-1001: Cyfl. i Newyddiaduraeth Ymarf. (20) Core

Semester 2

  • UXS-1000: Issues in Media and Journalism (20)

40 to 60 credits from:

  • HXH-1002: Birth of Modern Europe (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1003: Genedigaeth yr Ewrop Fodern (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXH-1004: Intro Modern History1815-1914 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Hanes Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXW-1007: Wales: Princes to Tudors (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1007: Cymru: Tywysogion i Duduriaid (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXW-1010: Wales since 1789 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1006: Cymru yn y Byd Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1011: Europe in the High Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1011: Ewrop yn y Canol Oesoedd Uchel (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students on this programme must take at least 40 credits from the above modules, covering at least two of the three major periods of history (Medievel 500-1500, Early Modern 1500-1750 and Modern 1750 onwards

Optional Modules

0 to 20 credits from:

  • HAC-1001: Y Wladwriaeth Les (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1004: Death of God (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1005: Existentialism (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXA-1005: Archaeological Principles&Tech (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXA-1006: Intro. to British Prehistory (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXA-1008: Intro. to Historic Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HCH-2050: Debating History (20) or
    HCG-2011: Dehongli'r Gorffennol (20)

40 credits from:

  • UXS-2038: Journalism and Risk (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2076: Global News Agenda (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • HAC-2002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGW-2003: Re-igniting the Dragon (20) (Semester 2) or
    HGC-2003: Ail Danio'r Ddraig (20) (Semester 2)
  • HAC-2009: Cymdeithas, Iaith a Phrotest (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz./Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2111: Ancestral Landscapes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2114: Experimental Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2117: Roman Frontier Society (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2118: Field Archaeology in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2120: Rethinking Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTC-2123: Owain Glyndwr a'i Fudiad (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2124: Heritage and Identity (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2127: Europe, Early Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTH-2157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2156: Rhyfel Cartref America (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2164: Violence in Early Mod Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students must take two general modules in History (codes beginning HGH/HGC/HGW). Students can take 20 credits of modules from outside of the school.

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HPS-3006: Dissertation (40) or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir (40)

Semester 2

  • HPS-3006: Dissertation or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir

40 credits from:

  • HAC-3002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HSH-3139: Nationalism in the UK 1916-97 (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3144: The Norman Conquest (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3146: Sex&Power in Early Mod England (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3147: Politics&Culture in the 1960s (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Students must take one of the above modules that are taught over Semester 1 & 2.

40 credits from:

  • UXS-3038: Journalism & Risk Society (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3076: Global News Agenda (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-3401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 UXS-1001: Intro to Practical Journalism (20) Core or UXC-1001: Cyfl. i Newyddiaduraeth Ymarf. (20) Core Semester 2 UXS-1000: Issues in Media and...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted subject to minimum English Language requirements: www.bangor.ac.uk/intreqs

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case...

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Assessment Methods

You will spend around 8 to 12 hours a week in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Outside this time you read and research, write essays, prepare seminar papers and work on other assignments. You will have the opportunity for hands-on experience in the Media Centre, and also the chance to take part in a Work Placement.

Assessment is through a mixture of examinations and assessed essays and other projects.

You will spend around 8 to 12 hours a week in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Outside this time you read and research, write essays, prepare seminar papers and work on other assignments. You will have the opportunity for hands-on experience in the Media Centre, and also the chance to take part in a Work Placement. Assessment is through a mixture of examinations and...

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