At Buckingham we believe in the notion of total journalism – being confident and proficient in the skills needed to produce compelling reportage in any medium, whether online, in print, on air or on mobile. Equally important is the ability to engage in the media market, whether working for an organisation or as an independent.
At the heart of our courses is professional practice: from the start, students will be developing their writing, filming, editing and presenting skills not just under lecture conditions but as part of the team that produces our live weekly news bulletin. In addition, students host their own radio shows and contribute to the departmental magazine.
We offer a media education combined with skill-based training that creates work-ready entrants into the field not just of journalism but of public relations, advertising and marketing.
All lecturers on the practical side of the degree course have extensive experience of working at the highest levels in their fields. Many remain working journalists with invaluable insights into current working practices and future technology. More theoretical course elements will help you form a picture of why journalism matters in today’s society, how media law works and, increasingly relevantly, the business of media.
Students can also expect to benefit from the experience of a variety of high-profile guest speakers.
The BA (Hons) in Journalism, in combination with a choice of minor subjects enables students to hone exceptional reporting skills while developing a valuable specialism. Find out more >>