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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

In a world of social media and ‘fake news’, an understanding of journalism is more important than ever. This course will teach you core journalistic techniques and help you develop skills to deliver effective content across multiple platforms. We’ll also explore how the modern global news industry functions.Our BA in Journalism focuses on the core skills which produce good journalism on all news platforms. This is for you if you are excited by the possibilities journalism offers in the digital world and you want to learn and practice core journalistic skills and techniques, as well as critically engage with recent developments in the global news industry.Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, which includes Journalism, has been at the forefront of media research since 1966 and our teaching has always been informed by all the latest developments in the field. We are ranked as one of the top 15 places in the UK to study Communication and Media Studies*.Journalism in the 21st century needs journalists who are comfortable operating across all platforms. This course will allow you to develop skills in broadcasting and digital/multi-media platforms as well as traditional print journalism so you can work in any and all media.You will also receive a thorough grounding on key journalistic skills in core areas such as news-gathering and interviewing.Our course emphasises four key areas:-The development of your professional journalism skills across all platforms-The study of the concepts and controversies backgrounding and surrounding 21st century journalism-Work placements in professional journalism during your studies-Entrepreneurial JournalismYou will be strongly encouraged to do industry placements with professional organisations, either as part of their degree or alongside it.Alongside developing skills, you will also investigate the context and controversies which make journalism so interesting, relevant and crucial to society and democracy.Our course is a strong blend of practical, academic and professional education, designed to produce students who can produce industry standard journalism, reflect on their practice and that of others and carry out useful and informative industrial placements. In short, you will learn to think like a journalist.Through the great academic and practical support we offer you in group, as well as individual teaching situations, you will learn to work both collaboratively and independently. The way we will assess you will foster skills in critical analysis, communication, research methods, group work and of course, practical journalism. We also place great emphasis on helping you to build your skills for the world of work.*The Complete University Guide 2021

Application deadline

15 January

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 97 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    135 68%

    23rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    42nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    69th

    7

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