About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll develop an understanding of the tools used by journalists and content creators, how to spot a story and how to produce content for various media platforms. You’ll be introduced to various types of media, both in theory and practice, and will learn about the skills and concepts required by the creative industries.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Journalism BA (Hons) degree.
Our course is practical and hands-on in its delivery, simulating a newsroom-style environment. Supported by experienced journalists, you'll build your own website portfolio, broadcast in our TV studio or provide content for local radio stations.
You’ll be able to develop the practical skills and experience to prepare you for a successful journalism career, but you'll also gain highly transferable skills such as research and verification, the ability to present complex information in an accessible way across a range of media, and proficiency in a variety of social and multimedia platforms.
Graduate success in journalism isn’t just about what you know, it's about who you know. That's why we include professional work placements as part of your degree.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Get the experience to stand out. You’ll graduate with invaluable journalism experience, thanks to the professional work placements included in your degree.
- Be inspired. You’ll meet some of the UK’s most highly respected journalists at our acclaimed annual Journalism and Media Week.
- All our lecturers have worked in journalism and bring significant experience of industry into their teaching.