Journalism & Media Cultures and Sports Studies BA/BSc hons
Institution Code H36
Course Code APJHJMCSS
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Journalism & Media Cultures
This course gives you a range of journalistic skills, and hands-on experience of producing work in a variety of styles, for different markets as well as gaining an understanding of how communication works, and the history and nature of the British media. Topics will include different theories about how communication takes place and lectures will cover some of the key debates that have occupied the analysis of media communication in recent decades. You will examine how the current form of media institutions came into being and consider their likely future structure. You will debate the quality of the media, the nature and influence of new media technologies, and consider national and international media
This joint field consists of the study of two separate subjects: Journalism and Media Cultures. You will study both in the first year. In the second and third years you will have the choice to continue with this study mode or keep only one subject provided that your other field is offered as a major. The only current exception is Health Studies. The Journalism & Media cultures field is not offered as a major route.
This course gives you an understanding of sports management, development and the areas of sports science and psychology that impact on it. You will benefit from some of the best university-based sports and fitness facilities in the country. Sports Studies brings together the major themes of sports management and sports development.
You will develop understanding in the fields of recreational and sports management including the business aspects involved and the structures of sport from Government to local level.
You will also be introduced to those areas of sports science that impact on management and development and will develop knowledge of various aspects of sports psychology together with sports fitness and nutrition.
You will have the opportunity to take a paid work placement or study abroad for a year between your second and final years, extending your degree from a three year to a four year qualification. You will not be required to pay tuition fees for this year and you will gain excellent experience that sets you apart from the crowd in the graduate jobs market.
You can study in most European countries, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, South Africa, Russia, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Australia. You will study a programme of taught modules and/or project work with one of our partner universities, which will complement your studies on the Joint Honours Programme. You may need to study the language of your chosen country in your first and second years. Depending on where you choose to study you may be eligible to apply for certain grants, scholarships and financial support to help finance your study abroad experience.
A work placement provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and put your theoretical knowledge and understanding from your studies in to practice.
Our Careers and Placements service will help you to develop your CV and support you through the application process for a wide range of placement opportunities in a variety of sectors and organisations.
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
You experience a wide variety of learning styles when you study on the programme. During your time with us we will develop your capacity for self-learning and your interpersonal skills. We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research; well-prepared written and verbal presentations; and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standard lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through case studies, individual and group projects and other student centered activities. In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your self-learning and interpersonal skills by undertaking a Major project or dissertation.
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