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University of Winchester BA (Hons) in Journalism
University of Winchester

BA (Hons) in Journalism

Winchester, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time, Part time

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GBP 14,700 / per year *

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Introduction

  • Produce award-winning student journalism while learning from the best in the business
  • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the leading industry-led journalism training body
  • Our strong links with the industry, including BBC, ITV, ITN and beIn Sports, create excellent placement opportunities and progression into work
  • Benefit from a new fully-equipped newsroom
  • Work on live cases, investigating potential miscarriages of justice on the Winchester Justice Project in your third year
  • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

In a rapidly-changing world where news is disseminated across so many different digital platforms, the stories we tell are more important than ever. For a healthy democracy to function, journalism needs to be both principled and engaging. As the next generation to run newsrooms, your reporting will need to be informative, entertaining and capable of holding the powerful to account.

Our practical journalism course teaches you how to produce such compelling digital content as video, audio and text. You learn on the job, working in our 24-hour Multimedia Centre with its purpose-built, industry-standard newsroom and TV and radio studio, computerised radio station and facilities for multi-track audio recording.

Throughout the three-year programme, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a range of roles in news, features and sport. In the final year, there’s even the chance to work on your own documentary. At our award-winning, student-led news resource, Winchester News Online (WINOL), you work as a reporter in a simulated working newsroom. It is this practical experience that makes our course so widely recognised in the journalism industry as one of the leading sources of editorial talent.

All that studio work is backed up by a challenging series of lectures and seminars that place modern journalism in its historical and social context, looking at philosophy, literature, music, law, politics and the arts. We have one of the most progressive teaching teams in the country, led by award-winning filmmakers, journalists, editors, producers, feature writers and cameramen. The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and has won awards for innovation in journalism education.

The three-year programme includes a fascinating range of core modules from TV production and presentation to a history and context of journalism. There are advanced modules in multimedia reporting and specialist journalism. There is even an opportunity to work on the Winchester Justice Project in your third year. As part of the project students work on live cases, investigating potential miscarriages of justice. We are the only Journalism department in the UK to run a Justice Project.

Our programme gives you a mix of practical and analytical skills and the knowledge to prepare for a career in broadcast, print, periodical and electronic journalism. What’s more, your work will speak for itself, providing you with a portfolio to help open doors within the industry.

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Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and will be seeking reaccreditation during 2022/23.

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