Bangor University

Journalism and English Language BA (Hons)

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bangor (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bangor (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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This exciting degree course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study Journalism in combination with a different subject as joint honours.

You can study Journalism and one of the following subjects as a joint honours degree:

English Language PQ53 BA/ELJO
Media Studies PP53 BA/JMS

The journalism component covers television and radio journalism; print journalism; digital journalism; the history and development of journalism, journalism in a global context, and journalism and risk issues (such as terrorism or climate change). The emphasis of the journalism part of the course is on balancing practical and academic aspects. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the principles of journalism and its wider socio political economic historic context, as well as the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought after professional in this field.

Journalism staff in the School have a range of interests including digital journalism, global journalism, journalism and risk, broadcast journalism, and journalism’s role in civil society.

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Where and when



Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: Understand a range of critical theoretical, historical, political economic and sociological approaches to studying journalism. Demonstrate a good grasp of Jurgen Habermas’ ideal of the public sphere, and the centrality of journalism within. Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘refeudalisation’ of the public sphere via the forces of professionalism, propaganda, public relations, interest groups, neo liberalism and market pressures. Analytically situate the development of the core journalistic ideals, practices and forms over time. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between journalism, the state and the economy.

· Who is it intended for?

Creative Studies and Media courses have seen graduates involved in both academe and in industry, including work in: Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Publishing; Performance and the Theatre, both on and behind the stage; Print and/or Broadcast Journalism; Actors, presenters and in television programme production; Advertising and the Marketing industries; Radio, as presenters, as well as in programme production; Digital, Web and New Media production; Multi media industries.

· Requirements

260 240 points We consider mature students with non standard qualifications and Access students.

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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
IT risk
IT Development
Skills and Training
Creative Practice
Practical Journalism
Journalism and English Language
balance of practical and analytical tasks
journalistic pieces for print
small teaching groups
initial concept to completion
Development of Journalism
Journalism and Risk
Journalism and Risk

Course programme

Course Content Journalism and Another Subject at Bangor offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. Practical Journalism modules concentrate on developing the student's ability to produce journalistic pieces for print, television, radio and the web. Practical modules will be assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. Journalism theory modules are usually assessed by exam and assignment. As you progress through the degree, much of your study will be done in small teaching groups with an emphasis on learning both group work skills and the ability to carry out a piece of work yourself from initial concept to completion. What will you study on this course? Modules you might take include: Year 1 Introduction to Journalism Creative Practice Introduction to Media Practice Photojournalism Year 2 History and Development of Journalism The Global News Agenda Journalism and Risk Year 3 Advanced Practical Journalism Digital Journalism Dissertation

Additional information

Research and practice Our courses combine elements of research and practice. You have the opportunity to create and produce in all media fields under the supervision of staff that have many years of experience working in the media. We have excellent links with theatre companies, newspapers and the television industry. BBC Wales’ television and radio centre is literally next door, and there are many independent producers nearby. Students will be able to take advantage of the new Pontio centre, which includes a theatre, a cinema, a design and innovation centre, and spacious lecture rooms. Our students play a prominent role in many creative projects, such as Student Cut Films, two student newspapers – Seren and Llef – and a radio station, Storm FM.

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