Our Journalism, Publishing and PR courses are ranked 2nd in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2021 and can help you to succeed in the media industry.
Coventry, United Kingdom
Why you should study this course
If you have a passion for writing, producing, presenting or digital and a nose for a story, this course will prepare you for a career in journalism and relates areas. We will provide many opportunities and benefits for you along the way:
What you'll study
The first year is focused on the basics of journalism. You will explore how to write and edit news and feature stories, do digital storytelling and be introduced to skills like camerawork, video and audio editing. You will also use our radio and TV studios.
Journalism Production and Storytelling 1 and 2 (80 credits)
Journalism in Context (20 credits)
Media Law in Practice (10 credits)
In addition to working in traditional journalism formats such as print, this course embraces the latest technologies, including 360-degree video, social media platforms and live blogs, to innovate your practice.
Journalism and Society (20 credits)
Journalism Production and Storytelling 3 (20 credits)
Journalism in Practice (20 credits)
Law and Ethics for Journalists (10 credits)
Experimental Journalism Production and Storytelling 4 (20 credits)
In the third year, your studies culminate in either a final project or dissertation on a topic of your choice.
Past students have produced and directed documentaries, designed social media campaigns, developed web series for YouTube or examined media representation of various groups
You will also look at producing weekly live TV and radio shows in your production module and have the opportunity to choose an optional specialty, including topics like entertainment and lifestyle journalism or investigative journalism.
Planning your Project (10 credits)
Journalism Production and Storytelling 5 (40 credits)
Final project OR Dissertation (40 credits)
Optional modules (1 of the following):
Entertainment and Lifestyle Journalism (20 credits)
This module explores the current debates around journalistic practice within entertainment and lifestyle journalism. We explore: the disruption of the entertainment sector, the needs of different audiences, key concepts within the industry, and celebrity culture.
Investigative Journalism and Political Reporting (20 credits)
The module prepares you for political reporting and specialist investigative journalism across all platforms. This is while also developing your understanding of politics through the exploration of a broad range of themes and issues and investigative journalism in the current professional landscape.
Longform Journalism (20 credits)
The module prepares students for specialist production in longform journalism, particularly writing, but also across other platforms.
You will be required to submit a portfolio via email or alternatively attend a showcase activity session or audition (as is appropriate for your course) which can be virtual or face to face, as is practical to arrange. Invites to send in your portfolio or attend these sessions will be sent directly to your contact email.|
Each application will be considered on its merits.
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.5 overall, with no component lower than 7.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
£18,050 per year
International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.
We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.
The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022
We put employability at the centre of the course from the outset by preparing you for a potential future career in the media. The learning environment will recreate a working rolling news environment, with practical assignments and deadlines; it is purposefully designed to try and equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a professional multi-platform environment.