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School of Journalism, English & Communication

The School of Journalism, English and Communication's reputation for innovative, collaborative, industry-leading courses means you'll gain so much more than just a degree. You'll have relevant industry experience and the ability to put what you have learned into practice.

The School of Journalism, English and Communication is the home of the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) in the UK.

We are delighted to once again sponsor the British Journalism Awards.

Find out more about our latest news, guest speakers and what's been happening this semester.

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Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses

See what undergraduate courses we offer within the School of Journalism, English & Communication.

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Postgraduate courses

Find out what courses we run at postgraduate level and how these can help you advance your career.

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Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

BU's Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) is a research and innovation centre that also delivers CPD short courses and the Build Your Own MA programme.

Opportunities to get involved

Buzz online journalism website

Buzz Bournemouth

This online platform is used by students to upload the latest news and features as well as to showcase their final year multimedia projects.
The student newspaper

The Bournemouth Rock

A Bournemouth-based fortnightly newspaper hot off the press with the latest news, opinions, sports and features.
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The Breaker

Check out The Breaker - a news website run by students on the MA Journalism course, where you can keep up with the latest local, national and international news.
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Learn about Fresher - our publishing house for new voices that is designed to nurture the talent of budding writers in Dorset and beyond.

Our other activities

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New Media Writing Prize

Find out more about our annual New Media Writing Prize, which showcases exciting and inventive stories from around the world across a variety of formats.