If you'd like an exciting career in the fast-paced world of journalism then this is the course for you. Develop the skills needed to work in a multi-disciplinary media environment including TV, radio, print and online journalism.
- Learn a range of skills from producing news broadcasts in our professional TV studios, designing magazines, filming TV news packages and interviewing members of the public as well as guests on a live radio show
- Take part in authentic newsday activities in the community to reflect real industry practice
- Learn from experienced professionals including senior industry guest speakers and our successful alumni. Previous guest speakers include Jon Snow (Channel 4), Jake Wallis Simons (Daily Mail Online), Sandra Laville (The Guardian), Fergal Keane (BBC News) and Stephen Sackur (BBC HARDTalk)
- Study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities in Canada, the Czech Republic or the USA
- Publish news and features across our student platforms: BUzz, Nerve Media and the independent newspaper
- Stand out from the crowd and graduate with an NCTJ Diploma in addition to your degree
- Take advantage of BU’s partnership with A.F.C. Bournemouth to cover premier league home games, attend pre-match press conferences and conduct interviews with the players at Vitality Stadium
- Make invaluable industry connections during a 30-week work placement with organisations such as national and regional media, the BCC and Sky Sports
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
For September 2021 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in July 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time with a 6-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement
Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), The Professional Publishers Association (PPA)
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.
For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.