Are you looking for a fast-paced career in journalism? From front-page scoops to social news online, Solent University journalism graduates are equipped with the full range of multimedia skills to build a career in newspapers, TV, radio or digital media.
Solent University’s Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations subject area was ranked 17th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.
Taught by current industry professionals and leading academics, Solent’s BA (Hons) Journalism degree takes a fresh approach to journalism education. This challenging, multi-faceted course will help you learn the skills to meet the demands of a constantly evolving media industry.
You’ll learn how to find, tell and sell stories to publications and target readers. You’ll use your professional writing, production and creative digital journalism skills to create engaging content across a number of platforms. Media law and the relationship between journalism and politics are explored in depth, and you’ll develop your research skills, along with practical techniques such as investigative and data journalism. Optional units, such as travel journalism and presenting skills allow you to tailor the course to meet your own career ambitions.
Gaining real-world experience is essential for a career in journalism. You’ll have the opportunity to embed yourself within industry – work placements and portfolio building are essential assessed elements. Regular production days, where live output builds on core teaching in multimedia formats, will further increase your exposure to a realistic, professional and deadline-driven environment.
What does this course lead to?
Recent graduates are working for organisations such as the BBC, Channel 4, The Sun, Closer magazine and the Portsmouth News. Others have diverse roles in media and communications, including media manager at a major rugby club, campaigns officer for the NUS and UK communications manager for Rolls Royce.
Who is this course for?
Solent’s BA (Hons) Journalism programme is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds.
Students will create a portfolio of published work and learn essential skills for careers in news reporting, writing and editing, PR and marketing.