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University of Buckingham

Communication, Media and Journalism (with integrated Foundation)

UCAS Code: QP39

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January

The three year BSc in Humanities is designed for students who need additional preparation prior to undergraduate level study. The first year of the programme is intended to provide a foundation in both knowledge and academic skills for the more specialist subjects in years two and three.

The programme combines a vocationally-orientated programme with a traditional academic interdisciplinary programme. It aims to familiarise students with a broad range of essential and advanced journalistic principles and writing / production techniques and production techniques

The programme as a whole has a very practical orientation and is designed to prepare students for a real-world environment. Students will be given the opportunity to develop and practise a range of skills enabling them to work individually or in teams and successfully complete specified tasks, or manage and lead others. Students will take the same modules in the first 7 terms. Following this, each term of the programme provides a single core module and a choice of options.

Modules

English and Study Skills, Life and Institutions, Critical Thinking, English for Academic Studies, British Cinema, Britain Since 1945: Changing Roles, Advanced Academic Skills, Videocraft Introduction, English Composition, Design for Media, Discourse and Debate, Design for Print, Intercultural Communication, Digital Publishing, Media Studies, Diversity in English, Photojournalism, Feature Writing, For Data to Story, Change in English, Film Studies, Langauge and Society, Advertising

Assessment methods

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students. Media courses at the University of Buckingham offer students small student: tutor ratios with a dedicated media lab at their disposal. The work is production-based, allowing students to graduate from the programme with a portfolio to present to potential employers. This can include press journalism (news stories, features, interviews), a website (created by the student as part of the Online Media module), video and sound packages for TV / Radio Journalism (for Journalism minors) or an advertising campaign (Media Studies minors). Students also learn to use industry-standard software including InDesign, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro as well as DV cameras and digital still cameras. The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£34,650
for the whole course
England
£34,650
for the whole course
EU
£34,650
for the whole course
International
£44,250
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£34,650
for the whole course
Scotland
£34,650
for the whole course
Wales
£34,650
for the whole course

Extra funding

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

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University of Buckingham

Department:

Communication and Journalism

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