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BA in Journalism And Media Studies (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Journalism

Course Description

This exciting degree course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study Journalism and Media, including: television and radio journalism; print journalism; digital journalism; media practice; public relations; and the history, development and ethics of journalism. The emphasis of the course is on balancing practical and academic aspects. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the principles of journalism, as well as the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought-after professional in this field.

Journalism and Media staff in the School have a range of research interests including advertising, media law and regulation, privacy, digital journalism, broadcast journalism, professional writing, comics, visual culture, live television and media events, gaming and virtual worlds, and hypertexts, and have recently written on topics such as film and video, multimedia, global media systems, virtual landscapes, social networks, interactive television, media and representation, cult TV, computer games and documentary.

This exciting degree course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study Journalism and Media, including: television and radio journalism; print journalism; digital journalism; media practice; public relations; and the history, development and ethics of journalism. The emphasis of the course is on balancing practical and academic aspects. This...

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Course Content

Modules you might take include:

Year 1

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Creative Practice
  • Media Culture
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Digital Communication

Year 2

  • Media Practice: Factual
  • Cultural Economy of the Media
  • History and Development of Journalism
  • The Global News Agenda
  • Writing for Film and Television
  • Understanding Documentary
  • Practical Journalism: ELD
  • Games and Virtual Environments

Year 3

  • Digital Journalism
  • Practical Digital Journalism
  • Final Year Group Project
  • Advanced Games
  • Developing Scripted Media
  • Institutional Case Study
  • Dissertation

Modules you might take include: Year 1 Introduction to Journalism Creative Practice Media Culture Introduction to Media Studies Digital Communication Year 2 Media Practice: Factual Cultural Economy of the Media History and...

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Entry Requirements

  • 120-104 tariff points from a level 3 qualification. Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements.

120-104 tariff points from a level 3 qualification. Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com. We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European...

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Assessment Methods

Journalism and Media Studies at Bangor offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. Practical Journalism modules concentrate on developing the student's ability to produce journalistic pieces for print, television, radio and the web. Practical modules will be assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. Other modules are assessed by exam and assignment and frequently also offer the opportunity to submit practical work as an element of assessment.

Journalism and Media Studies at Bangor offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. Practical Journalism modules concentrate on developing the student's ability to produce journalistic pieces for print, television, radio and the web. Practical modules will be assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. Other modules...

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