A new generation of journalists is emerging.
Fast moving and technologically confident, they’re bringing world events to a wider audience by working seamlessly in print, online and across TV, radio and social media platforms. Our innovative course equips you to thrive in this ever-changing landscape, developing powerful, real-world skills and opening up a lifetime of opportunities.
We’ve created an intensive, engaging degree designed to make you a confident, employable journalist for the digital age. Created in close collaboration with industry professionals, it not only develops the central journalistic skills of research and storytelling, but also equips you to use these skills powerfully across a whole range of modern-day media platforms.
You’ll explore print, digital, photographic and broadcast journalism, work on breaking stories as part of live newsroom days, and take placements with exciting potential employers. You’ll also be given voice coaching, learn to use industry-leading technologies and have the option of spending a life-changing year studying overseas.
Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment in media, publishing, teaching and information management where their skills in analysis, communication and evaluation are highly valued.
Over 96% of University of Hertfordshire students are in work or further study six months after graduating, according to the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
Studying journalism opens doors to a range of careers where your creativity, writing, communication and research skills are invaluable. Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Out teaching team has over 40 years of experience working as journalists in national newspapers, magazines and radio. Methods of teaching varies according to each module. Most are taught via weekly lectures and weekly seminars. You may be asked to work with fellow students and produce some group work together. Sometimes you will have to present the findings of your research to your fellow students in the seminars. You will be expected to contribute to online discussions and to download and read lecture notes from StudyNet, our virtual learning environment.
This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.
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*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
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