Journalism

Whether you’re writing breaking news, investigative pieces or lifestyle features, journalism really is a craft and our exciting, creative course gives you the skills you need to hit the ground running. At Hertfordshire, you’ll get hands-on experience producing work in different styles, for diverse markets, learn to source stories and make career-boosting industry contacts. You’ll also learn how to assess and deal with the legal and ethical obstacles that litter every journalist’s path to ensure you are equipped with the skills to survive in this competitive industry.

You can study Journalism as part of a combined undergraduate degree or as part of the Mass Communications programme.

You can also continue your studies in this exciting subject area at postgraduate level. The MA in Journalism & Media Communication aims to bridge theory and practice in a dynamic interplay as the programme works to develop a wide-ranging portfolio of skills.

My studies provided me with the opportunity to interact and communicate with a wide number of individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. I learnt how to be self-sufficient, motivated and pursue all opportunities for growth. The most useful thing about my course was the wide array of module choices, allowing me to tailor my course to my specific needs in journalism and public relations.

Charlie Edgar

BA (Hons) Mass Communications with Study Abroad Year

Our teaching team

All of our key staff are journalists who have worked in the industry to ensure teaching is based on real-world experiences and practices to help you be fully prepared for working in the industry. You will benefit from practical advice and industry contacts, as well as guest speakers.

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Student work

Check out some of the work produced by our MA Journalism and Media Communications students which was used during induction week.

The course reaffirmed my interest in working in media and gave me the chance to understand how magazines are put together. I gained essential experience during the course through working on the student magazine and the lecturers helped me to gain experience and opened me up to new career opportunities.

Katie Stephenson

BA (Hons) English Language and Communications with Journalism and Media Cultures