Buckinghamshire New University Journalism

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Buckinghamshire New University Journalism

Course outline

The main BA degree in this area comprises study and training in a wide range of aspects of the subject-field, including online media, news management, PR, advertising, photojournalism, broadcast journalism and legal / ethical issues in journalism, and is intended for those considering careers in these and related fields.

The degree consists of a combination of courses in communication and English language studies together with a range of introductory and then advanced-level courses in media and journalism. The former aim to professionalise students’ English language and writing abilities, while the latter include courses in the technological aspects of media and journalism.

This degree differs from the department’s English Studies with Media Communications or with Journalism programmes in the following ways:

  • Students do suitable communication projects of their own choosing related to media or journalism.
  • There are no literature courses but there are free choice options.
  • There is an extra course on film making.

Modules available on this course

  • Advertising
  • Change in English
  • Current Affairs TV
  • Design for Media
  • Design for Print
  • Digital Publishing
  • Discourse and Debate
  • Diversity in English
  • English Composition
  • Feature Writing
  • Film Studies
  • From Data to Story
  • Global Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Reporting
  • Language and Power
  • Language and Society
  • Literary Journalism (1642-present)
  • Media Discourse
  • Media Studies
  • Media Work Placement
  • News Management and Public Relations
  • Photojournalism
  • Principles of Media Practice
  • Radio Journalism
  • Videocraft