Bangor University Journalism Courses

Bangor University Journalism Courses

This course allows you to study English Literature with Journalism. As well as the wide selection of literature modules available you will be able to study topics such as broadcast journalism, media ethics and photojournalism.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • Bangor has been ranked 1st in the UK for English Studies in the 2016 National Student Survey.
  • You will be taught by staff who are active researchers and are publishing books and articles in the areas you are studying. We have a proven record of research achievement and our members of staff have international reputations in their field.
  • Journalism staff have active experience of broadcast and publication journalism and maintain contact with the industry.
  • We offer an exceptionally wide choice of English literature modules in a variety of periods, from 700AD to the present.
  • We are commited to small-group teaching – the majority of our modules are delivered entirely through weekly seminars or workshops.
  • Our Media Centre has the latest computerised digital and technological studios and equipment. We also have a multi-camera TV studio with production gallery, a sound radio studio with self-operating facilities, video editing suites, digital sound editing suites and a number of portable video and sound units for location filming and recording.
  • Bangor combines practical instruction with a strong humanities education and is recognised for producing graduates who are able to cope with the many skills now demanded of journalists in the UK, Europe and further afield.

What will you study on this course?

Two-thirds of your modules will be in English Literature (see BA English entry for modules). You will take modules worth 40 credits in journalism each year.

Journalism modules include:

Year 1

  • Introduction to Practical Journalism
  • Practical Journalism
  • Media Culture

Years 2 and 3

  • History and Development of Journalism
  • Digital Journalism
  • Practical Digital Journalism
  • Research and Methods

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the English Literature with Journalism Modules page.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.\

Entry Requirements

For 2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):

  • 128-112 tariff points including a level 3 qualification* in English / English Literature / English Language equivalent to a grade B at A Level. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all components)

If you are unsure whether your circumstances or qualifications fulfil any of the above requirements exactly, but would like to study at Bangor, contact us and we will be pleased to advise you directly.

For 2016 entry:

  • Three A-level subjects or the equivalent are preferred. A typical offer would be in the 300-280 points range including B in English/English Literature/English Language Access to Higher Education: Diploma including English Literature level 3
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: to include four Higher subjects and a B grade at English
  • International Baccalaureate: with a minimum of 26 points
  • BTEC: National Diploma with overall merit
  • For international students whose first language is not English, a score of at least 6.5 in the IELTS certificate is required, with a minimum of 6 in all component parts of the test
  • If you are unsure whether your circumstances or qualifications fulfil any of the above requirements exactly, but would like to study at Bangor, contact us and we will be pleased to advise you directly.

General University entry requirements

Here at Bangor, we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels, VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.

For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see the UCAS website.

Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:

Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

International students entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

More information

Home/EU students

E-mail for General Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382017

International students

Email to International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028