BA (Hons) Journalism

This BJTC accredited Journalism degree covers the basic skills of finding and telling stories, as well as the specialist skills needed to work in print, radio, TV and on the web. You’ll learn traditional skills that underpin all types of journalism, along with a huge range of multimedia skills to make you more employable. Add to that entrepreneurialism and a rigorous academic education, and our journalism graduates have the best chance of success in a tough market. Three weeks’ works experience form a vital part of this journalism course, and we will help you get your work published and build your CV.

Court visits are integral, as are interview techniques, which can be honed during police press conferences. Mobile journalism or ‘mojo’ is now a key element of the course with cutting edge workshops on smartphone reporting and production. Throughout your Journalism degree, you will learn from a wide range of industry professionals, including our own teaching staff and visiting lecturers from the BBC, ITV, magazines, and the national and local press. Follow us @Journo_USW.

What you will study

On the practical side, you will learn how to find, write, edit and produce news and features for the print media, radio, television and the internet. To support this, you will learn about media law and ethics, plus the machinery of government, and learn how to apply this knowledge to your own journalism.

This journalism degree includes a programme of intellectually rigorous education, with compulsory modules in media theory and a major dissertation in the third year.

Year One

  • Introduction to Journalism 1
  • Introduction to Journalism 2
  • Journalism Law, Ethics and Regulation
  • Public Affairs
  • News-writing...
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Craig Hooper, Journalism Course Leader
Dr Rob Campbell, Academic Subject Manager
Laura Haydon, Senior Lecturer
Beccy Leach, Lecturer


This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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