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Journalism Courses at Derby

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BA (Hons) Journalism/ Journalism Joint Honours

Why choose this course:

• You’ll gain practical experience of researching and producing powerful print, radio, TV and online stories

• Get to grips with the latest techniques and technology which are transforming journalism in the era of digital news

• Hone in your skills in our outstanding facilities including TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom

• Enjoy media work placements in the UK or overseas

• You can study it alongside another subject as part of our joint honours scheme.

How you’ll learn:

You’ll create content for print, online, audio and video platforms and have opportunities to work on real projects and location stories.

Our assessment methods:

You’ll be assessed in several ways including academic essays, audio and video reporting, case studies, editing skills, examinations, extended reports, journalistic writing, presentations, process analyses, production design and content production, production skills in image manipulation, reflective diaries, report writing and self-evaluation.

Your career:

This course will prepare you for a rewarding career in journalism, online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising, corporate communications, law, public administration or politics. It will develop the skills you need to become a multimedia professional, adept in the production of content for print, online and broadcast outlets.

Our graduates have gone on to work for magazines and local newspapers; BBC, commercial and community radio; and BBC and commercial TV. Others have set up their own digital businesses or worked for online agencies.

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Fees: Please see latest information on our website
UCAS code: P500
Campus: Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street
Entry Requirements: 112 UCAS points
Duration and mode of study: Full time: three years. Part time: four to six years
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BA (Hons) Football Journalism

Why choose this course:

• It’s the only course of its kind in the country

• You’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a multimedia professional ready for a career in football journalism, online and broadcast media, advertising and PR

• You’ll learn in our outstanding facilities which include TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom

• You’ll gain invaluable insights through work placements within football and media organisations, cover football news stories and undertake match reporting. Our students were out in Holland reporting on the Woman’s Euros 2017.

• Our staff team have vast experience in journalism and you’ll enjoy guest lecturers by sports journalists, broadcasters and football industry insiders

How you’ll learn:

You’ll have opportunities to work on real-world projects, cover football news stories and undertake the full spectrum of match reporting. You’ll interview key figures in the game and write reports and features as well as concentrating on media law and ethics and the history and culture of football.

Our contacts within the sporting world, local and national radio, newspapers and TV will open the doors to a variety of work experience opportunities for you. You’ll also have the chance to advance your skills by contributing to our student radio station, Phantom newspaper, our online news site and the sports website run by the Students’ Union.

Our assessment methods:

You’ll be assessed in several ways, including academic essays, audio and video reporting, case studies, editing skills, examinations, extended reports, journalistic writing, presentations, process analyses, production design and content production, production skills in image manipulation, reflective diaries, report writing and self-evaluation.

Your career:

This course develops the skills you need to become a multimedia professional, adept in the production of content for print, online and broadcast outlets. While it equips you to work in football journalism specifically, it also prepares you for careers in broader areas of journalism, online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising, corporate communications, law and public administration or politics.

Our graduates progress to careers working for magazines and local newspapers, the BBC, commercial and community radio and TV. Three of our current students launched their own football-based media company.

Factfile
Fees: Please see latest information on our website
UCAS code: P510
Campus: Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street
Entry Requirements: 112 UCAS points
Duration and mode of study: Full time: three years. Part time: four to six years
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Journalism students visit BBC Media City, Salfrod

BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism

Why choose this course:

• Gain an excellent grounding in researching and producing magazine content across multiple platforms

• Get to grips with the latest techniques and technology which are transforming journalism in the era of digital news

• Specialise in covering a subject you’re passionate about – it could be anything from travel to food, motoring to music

• Gain invaluable experience through work placements, employer-led projects and opportunities to study abroad

• Learn in our exceptional facilities which include TV and radio studios plus a fully equipped newsroom.

How you’ll learn:

We believe that you learn best by doing. As often as possible, you’ll be creating content for print, online, audio and video magazines. You’ll have opportunities to work on real-world projects and complete stories on location as a matter of course. You’ll gather information, interview people and write articles and features with accuracy.

Wherever possible, you’ll work with professional magazine publishers and, if your work is good enough, you will see your articles published.

Our assessment methods:

You’ll be assessed in several ways including academic essays, audio and video reporting, case studies, editing skills, examinations, extended reports, journalistic writing, presentations, process analyses, production design and content production, production skills in image manipulation, reflective diaries, report writing and self-evaluation.

Your career:

This course develops the broad range of knowledge and skills you need to become a multimedia professional, adept in the production of journalistic content for print, online and broadcast outlets. While it equips you to work in magazine journalism specifically, it also prepares you for careers in broader areas of journalism.

Our graduates secure jobs not only in magazines, newspapers and broadcasting, but also with online businesses and social media agencies.

Factfile

Fees: Please see latest information on our website
UCAS code: P504
Campus: Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street
Entry Requirements: 112 UCAS points
Duration and mode of study: Full time: three years. Part time: four to six years
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Join us at our next open day

 

BA (Hons) Specialist Sports Journalism

Why choose this course:

• Choose a university with an excellent reputation for developing the media professionals of the future

• Build high-level skills in researching and producing compelling print, radio, TV and online sports stories

• Harness the latest digital technologies which are transforming the way we receive and engage with sports coverage

• Take a unique opportunity to focus on the sport of your choice – from cricket, rugby or football to minority sports

• Learn in our exceptional facilities which include TV and radio studios plus a fully equipped newsroom.

How you’ll learn:

You’ll gain the core journalistic research and writing skills as well as studying media law and ethics. At the same time, you’ll develop a multi-platform mindset, producing print, radio and TV reports as well as creating blogs and podcasts, digital photos, audio/video stories and content for websites and mobile devices.

Our assessment methods:

You will be assessed both for the quality of your journalistic work, and through academic work.

As we are helping you to become a professional journalist, most of your assessments will involve you producing journalism. Journalistic assessments will include writing, designing, and the use of images. You will also create video and audio content, as well as producing online content. Academic assessment will include essays, case studies, extended reports, presentations, process analyses, reflective diaries, report writing and self-evaluation.

Your career:

This course develops the broad range of knowledge and skills you need to become a multimedia professional, adept in the production of journalistic content for print, online and broadcast outlets. While it equips you to work in magazine journalism specifically, it also prepares you for careers in broader areas of journalism.

Our graduates secure jobs not only in magazines, newspapers and broadcasting, but also with online businesses and social media agencies.

Factfile

Fees: Please see latest information on our website
UCAS code: P500
Campus: Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street
Entry Requirements: 112 UCAS points
Duration and mode of study: Full time: three years. Part time: four to six years
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Join us at our next open day

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BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Why choose this course:

• You’ll develop a strong understanding of media industries and trends in media culture and communication – exploring media texts and platforms and new emerging media

• You’ll benefit from our strong links with employers, such as independent film producers, radio stations and newspapers which can help you gain vital work experience

• Our teaching team are highly experienced subject experts and industry professionals

• Study abroad in the United States and experience a different academic culture whilst acquiring new skills

How you’ll learn:

The aim of this degree is to equip you to work in the media industries, whether within the creative media industries themselves or as a press, PR or communications professional helping organisations to get their messages across.

Teaching will be via formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, group exercises, workshops, debates and screenings. You will also benefit from many real-world learning opportunities throughout the course in areas such as publishing, journalism and web writing.

Our assessment methods:

Assessment is 100% coursework based incorporating a range of different tasks and modes including essays, document analyses, writing and creative projects, dissertation work, individual and group oral presentations, work-based learning and seminar participation. In some modules you can choose your own method of assessment allowing you to tailor your skills and learning to your career plans.

Your career:

Media graduates work in a wide range of professions including PR, communications, marketing and local government.

Some of our former students have gone on to secure roles in TV research, film and TV production, film archiving, radio presenting, radio production and journalism. Others have used their degree for higher level entry into, for example, the Civil Service, charity management, customer services, postgraduate study and teaching.

Factfile

Fees: Please see latest information on our website
UCAS code: P390
Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby campus
Entry Requirements: 112 UCAS points
Duration and mode of study: Full time: three years. Part time: four to six years
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