What will I learn?

If you have a passion for writing, presenting or reporting and a nose for news, our professionally accredited course will immerse you in the world of contemporary journalism with lots of opportunities for location work, site visits, live projects, inspiring talks from visiting media professionals and exciting professional placement opportunities (subject to availability).Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), our forward-looking degree aims to anticipate and respond to trends within the media environment by offering a multi-platform approach to journalism in order to better prepare you for this dynamic industry. Our graduates can be found working for Sky News, the BBC and a range of newspapers and magazines, as well as careers beyond traditional journalism in emerging digital fields such as social media management and content creation.It is designed to prepare you for an exciting and evolving environment that, while still offering traditional journalism opportunities, increasingly expects those operating within the field to move into new areas, display entrepreneurial innovation and respond to the emerging needs of both audiences and industry.Described by the BTJC during accreditation as a “cutting edge” course, which will “revolutionise the way the next generation of journalists gather and distribute news”, it is hands-on from the start, with many of our students working at a professional level, for example, for the ITV Central television news team, getting paid before they graduate.Ever watchful for new and emerging forms of practice, you will be expected to seek out and interpret stories for new and disparate audiences, developing your professional networks, producing news and features for mobile, online and broadcast platforms while also experimenting with new forms of practice across new technologies.You’ll have the opportunity to participate in ‘news days’, which test your skills in a live environment so you can experience the excitement of news production; in 2016, for example, our students reported on Brexit from three different locations in Malaga, Bristol and Coventry.To recognise the fact that, in the real world, journalism is increasingly produced on the move or filed from location, we provide you with your own mobile technology pack* featuring a high-end laptop with the latest industry-standard software to give you 24/7 access.Our partnership with the BBC and other organisations means you can have access to a range of targeted work experience opportunities, which has led previous students to work for Daily Mail’s video department, BBC radio and CBS Investigates. You can also produce a diverse range of content for our student-run website iCov (ww.icov.co.uk) or support the Student Union’s flagship radio station.**Key Course Benefits*** Ranked 14th in the UK for ‘Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations’ in the Guardian University Guide 2019.* Extensive specialist resources include a wireless suite of newsrooms, TV studio, video editing suite and radio studio.* Links with employers nationally, including the BBC and Sky, and internationally in places as far afield a Europe, South Africa and the Falkland Islands, many of whom offer professional experience opportunities.* Successful student track record in national competitions – with past students winning Journalist of the Year, Best Website (www.icov.co.uk) and Best Documentary awards from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Which department am I in?

School of Media and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Priory Street,

Coventry,

Warwickshire,

CV1 5FB, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Priory Street,

Coventry,

Warwickshire,

CV1 5FB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

to include Mathematics and one from Engineering, Physics, or Design Technology. Excludes General Studies.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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