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English Language and Journalism BA (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    Q1P9

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    74th

    12
  • Subject Ranking

    52nd

    12 (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Entry Standards

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    108

  • Graduate Prospects

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    72

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.00

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

In our so-called ‘post-truth’ era of fake news and alternative facts, words have become removed from their original meanings and journalists face a number of challenges in today’s globalised world.

Our BA English Language and Journalism degree introduces you to the scientific study of the English Language and allows you to examine human communication in different contexts. You’ll develop a range of journalistic skills while exploring the ways language reflects society and how it is used for different purposes.

In your first year you’ll be introduced to the practical craft of journalism and explore the law and ethics surrounding journalism alongside core English Language modules. You’ll also explore the diversity of use of the English language including regional variants, pidgin and creole English, language and ethnicity, and slang and street English.

Our journalism team are highly experienced practitioners, who’ll help you develop the skills to produce work in different styles and for diverse markets. You’ll learn how to source stories and get hands-on experience as part of a vibrant student community and through work placements. You’ll take part in News Lab workshops, conduct interviews, write features and join lively group discussions.

Core modules in your second year focus on English grammar and the sounds of English. You can explore theories of how and why language developed and study language-related real-life problems such as plagiarism and crime investigation in forensic linguistics. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in news or feature writing, radio journalism or social media.

In your final year you can follow modules in different topics, including child language and communication, clinical linguistics, gender and language, and formulaic language, informed by our academics’ own research specialisms. You’ll also develop your journalism skills portfolio, examine journalism, government and the people.

Entry Requirements

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  • UCAS Tariff
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Grades / Points

BCC

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

74th

About this University

The University of Hertfordshire is a vibrant, inclusive campus-based university located 20 minutes by train from central London. Its vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK's leading business-facing university: all courses are underpinned by industry insight and 80% are accredited by professional bodies. Students graduate with the skills and attributes required for successful professional lives.

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