Broadcast Journalism BA(Hons)
- The University of Brighton's Broadcast Journalism degree is taught at our University of Brighton Hastings Campus and can include a work placement.
- Our Broadcast Journalism degree is aimed at applicants wishing to pursue a career in journalism within the broadcasting sector and equips you to become a critical practitioner with journalistic skills.
- Students experience a diverse mix of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and master class sessions as well as individual and group work.
- Broadcast Journalism adopts real-world working and industry emulation strategies ensuring that graduates are fully prepared for a career in broadcast journalism.
- Students explore a range of subjects combining professional practice with production-based work and academic enquiry with modules in Media Regulation and Law, Multimedia News Journalism, Media Ethics, Multiplatform Journalism, Television Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, Video Production/Documentary Making, Converging Journalism and Advanced Radio Production.
Today's media industry workers and specifically journalists are expected to have a high degree of production and broadcasting knowledge but also core journalistic skills. They are required to be able to work independently as writers and content producers, whilst being highly adaptable to frequently changing working conditions. Our Broadcast Journalism degree equips students to become critical practitioners with journalistic skills, embodying the ideal industry graduate as defined by the BBC and other media organisations, and also enables them to help shape future developments within the journalistic field.
Broadcast Journalism is aimed at applicants wishing to pursue a career in journalism within the broadcasting sector. The course is taught at our Hastings campus, which houses high-end industry-standard broadcast media facilities, including a fully operational radio station and television studio.
The course has Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) accreditation pending status (this is due to become the full accreditation in 2013).
Students experience a diverse mix of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and master class sessions as well as individual and group work.
Areas of study
Broadcast Journalism adopts real-world working and industry emulation strategies ensuring that graduates are fully prepared for a career in broadcast journalism. Students explore a range of subjects combining professional practice with production-based work and academic enquiry.
Practice-based modules cover areas such as radio, television and multimedia journalism. Students study industry environments and contexts in modules such as Media Regulation and Law and Media Ethics. Year 3 offers students the opportunity to pursue a research project of their choice as well as a work placement.
Media: a critical introduction
Global Political Communication
Multimedia News Journalism
Media Regulation and Law
Advanced Radio Production
Video Production: documentary
Career and progression opportunities
Graduates are expected to find employment within a range of radio, television and cross-platform broadcasting environments in the public service or commercial sectors.
UCAS code P501 (campus code U)
Full-time: 3 yrs - max 8 yrs
Part-time: 6 yrs - max 8 yrs
With placement year: 4 yrs - max 8 yrs
BBC. Level 3 Key Skills and General Studies will count towards the tariff score.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 18 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least five subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 7.5 overall, 7.5 in writing, and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses for the upcoming academic year only. Further fees are payable for subsequent years of study.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, whether you study full- or part-time and whether or not you already have a higher education qualification. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. Different rules apply to research degrees - contact the course team for up-to-date information.
Visit www.brighton.ac.uk/money for more information, including advice on international and island fee paying status, and the government's Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) policy.
BA(Hons) Broadcast Journalism
UK/EU (FT) - 9,000 GBP
Island Students (FT) - 9,000 GBP
International (FT) - 12,900 GBP
Made in 2009, and led by Dr Sarah Atkinson, all media staff and students on the broadcast media courses at Hastings were involved in the scripting and creation of this film promo production. [then known as University College Hastings]
Showreel of final project work by Faculty of Arts Broadcast Media students at the University of Brighton in Hastings. Final cut by Adam El-Sharawy, graduate. [Soundtrack uses Jay-Z, 'Run This Town']
Broadcast Media graduates talk about their time at the University of Brighton