Journalism and English Literature BA (Hons)


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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015.  The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.

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This course will satisfy both your passion for writing and your love of literature. If you are keen to immerse yourself in classic literature as well as develop journalistic writing skills, this degree will open the door to a wide range of career options including journalism, media, publicity and promotion.

You will be taught by research-active staff through seminars and practical workshops exploring a diverse range of disciplines. Themes covered will include news practice editing, writing and reporting, fiction, literary history and theory.

The specialist modules delivered throughout the course include broadcast journalism, travel writing, celebrity media and sports journalism – ensuring you graduate fully prepared for the industry. 90% of our students go on to employment or further study within six months of graduating (Unistats 2014) which reflects the quality and effectiveness of the course.

NSS image100% of Journalism and English Literature students say that Northumbria’s library resources and services are good enough for their needs and overall 94% are satisfied with their course.

Recent graduates work for well known companies including Apple, Frank Public Relations, Driffield Times and Post, Natwest, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Real Radio and The Tramlines Festival.

You too will benefit from excellent links with industry during your study including Real and Smooth Radio, the Newcastle Chronicle and The Journal, to name but a few. We also offer access to industry-standard journalism equipment, allowing you to develop the core practical skills required to make your mark in this competitive industry.

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Media and Communication Design

Location Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

Journalism and English Literature BA (Hons)

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