Journalism, Public Relations with Media BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
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    3 (Communication & Media Studies)
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Course Summary

• Gain in-depth knowledge of journalism, PR and media.• Research, plan, implement and manage successful journalism, PR and media campaigns.• Use cutting-edge facilities for content creation and editing.• Engage with current debates about the relationship between journalism, PR, media and wider society.• Study flexibly — tailoring your learning to your career plans, while gaining a solid understanding of all three subjects.On this course, you’ll examine key theories and issues relating to journalism, PR and media. You’ll learn with industry experts, and gain wide-ranging knowledge along with useful practical skills. You’ll graduate ready for a range of exciting positions within a dynamic sector. You can choose to do an additional Foundation Year in preparation for this course of undergraduate study **How you learn**Your studies are led by a team that includes award-winning journalism, PR and media practitioners, along with internationally-recognised theorists. They have experience across a range of industries — including TV, health and charity — across the public and private sectors.Throughout the course, you attend a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars where key topics and concepts are introduced and explored. This includes a mix of tutor-directed learning and discussions, and student-led exercises and tasks. You’ll engage in collaborative activities in person, and online.**You learn through**essayspractical workcase studiesreportsgroup workconcept mapsresearch projectsoral presentationsportfoliosApplied learningWork placementsYou’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.Recent students have worked with the BBC, regional newspapers, local and national PR agencies, Disney, Purple PR music agency, Mattel, Douwe Egberts, Dentsu Aegis, Top Cashback, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield Showroom and Sheff Doc/Fest, the international documentary festival. Students also work in the voluntary sector.**Networking opportunities**Our staff are active in the journalism, PR and media industries. As a result, experts from across the sectors are a core feature throughout your course. They cover topics from regional and national journalism, digital and social skills to search engine optimisation, crisis management, charity, sports and music PR.Every year we hold industry events that link you with regional and national PR experts. Graduates return to share their experiences and top tips for finding jobs. Selected students are offered a chance to be mentored by PR professionals for one year.You will gain automatic free student membership of the Public Relations Communications Association (PRCA). Benefits include exclusive access to work placements, internships, graduate schemes and entry-level jobs, free and unlimited online training, and free access to the industry-recognised PRCA Online Certificate.We also work closely with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Professional Publishers Association.**Field trips**We take student trips to regional, national and international events, including the Berlin Film Festival, where you get the chance to meet industry experts. You can also apply for our Go Global student initiative, which has taken our students to destinations such as Malaysia and Paris, gaining new skills and a broader cultural insight into how journalism and PR are applied internationally.There is opportunity to study abroad as part of the international Erasmus programme.

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112This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:BBC at A LevelDMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which must include 64 points from two A levels and may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.


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