Interested in television and radio journalism? This is the course for you. Our students have gone straight off to work with the BBC, Tristar, Incisive TV and Endemol or headed off to do Masters degrees in London and New York.
You’ll be taught by staff with decades worth of experience in industry and you’ll be producing your own news from the start. You’ll not only write for our own news website but you will be broadcasting the news on our community radio station RadioLab and for our TV news programme, UoB Today.
You’ll need a good nose for stories, a love of writing and editing and an ability to keep cool under pressure. You will also develop your powers of critical analysis, studying the ethics and the theories that underpin the industry, whilst reading the latest research.
Your final assessment will be a piece of broadcast or online journalism which will show off all your skills and which could be your stepping stone to that dream first job.
BJTC Vote 2017
The University of Bedfordshire’s journalism team proposed and organised, through the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the collaboration of 13 universities reporting the general election of 2017. Bedfordshire students from across our journalism courses, from first years to postgraduate students, planned, produced and presented the overnight programme as well as joining students from other universities reporting from the counts. See the team in action here on this BJTC video.
Ian Child, 2nd year Broadcast Journalism, producer & presenter
The opportunity to report on an event like the 2017 general election was absolutely incredible. The fact that we got to work alongside other students studying similar courses throughout the country was an added bonus. The night allowed us to put into practice all of the skills and knowledge we’d acquired over the academic year.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn from former and practicing journalists who combine industry experience with academic research
- Take part in regular newsdays, with guest editors from industry to put you through your paces
- Master the law and media regulation which all professional journalists need to be employable
- Get voice training from experts to improve your on-air presentation
- Develop your knowledge of both the theory and practice of journalism so you can enter the industry with a rounded understanding.
- Go on trips and hear from a great range of guest speakers
- Benefit from a degree accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council which represents a partnership of the BBC, Sky, ITV News, Reuters and other leading news organisations who have joined forces with universities like Bedfordshire to accredit the courses for the next generation of broadcast journalists.
Former BBC Sports Correspondent, Adrian Warner joined the University in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer. During a reporting career which began in 1988, he’s covered 13 Olympics and five World Cups. He’s worked for the Evening Standard, Reuters and the BBC and reported from more than 25 countries.
He’ll combine teaching you with continuing to report major sporting events.
Adrian covered the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Reuters news agency. You can follow his work in industry via Twitter – @adrian_warner
We hold regular professional practice events where you meet leading members of the industry who will pass on their advice and own experience. These sessions give you the opportunity to make contacts and to network.
The professional skills and values which underpin this course and are an integral part of teaching and learning within all units. We will help you to develop the ability to evaluate effectively and reflect on your own and work of others, and understand the demands and requirements of employers.
Former graduates in relevant industries regularly return to outline their experiences, and discuss opportunities with you.
University of Bedfordshire Broadcast Journalism student Joe Flemons is already building career as a presenter at Capital Radio
„It’s a real dream come true to be given my own slot on the Capital network broadcasting across the UK, especially on a Friday night which has such importance in setting the mood for the entire weekend. I still have to pinch myself when I look at all the names of presenters I’ve loved, listened too and learned from for a long time now alongside my name on the schedule, it’s such a massive honour.”
Broadcast Journalism graduate Emily Knott was shortlisted for a Cosmopolitan Blogger of the Year award for her beauty tips blog www.britishbeautyaddict.com
“I couldn’t be more honoured and grateful for the recognition! I felt an immense sense of pride to be part of the blogging community.”
Emily is now working for MailOnline’s marketing department.