Journalism (BA) course map

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Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

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Staff Profile

Neil Leighton

“I’ve worked as a journalist for some of Britain's top media organisations, including the BBC and News UK (the publisher of The Sunday Times and The Sun). I’ve written for national, regional and local newspapers, and produced content for BBC News Online. I’ve also worked as a producer and director on current affairs shows, factual programmes and documentaries which have been broadcast on BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4. Highlights include filming an undercover investigation into the sale of dangerous dogs in Britain, and winning a prestigious Royal Television Society Award for a programme I produced and directed featuring Homeland star David Harewood.”

  • Course Leader: Erika Barnes
  • Senior Tutor: Tracy Symonds

Level 4

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
MD4102: Media Law 15
MD4107: News Reporting 30
MD4108: Radio & Audio Journalism 30
MD4109: TV & Video Journalism 30
MD4110: Journalism in Context 15
MD4124: Law for Journalists 15

Level 5

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
MD5104: Politics for Journalists 15
MD5105: Making Magazines 15
MD5108: Feature Writing 15
MD5110: Advanced Media Law and Ethics 15
MD5115: Advanced Digital Storytelling 15
MD5116: The Multimedia Newsroom 30
MD5124: Production Journalism 15
To complete your programme you must pass 15 credits from the following:
MD5102: Sports Journalism 15
MD5109: Lifestyle Journalism 15
MD5123: The Pop Culture Journalist 15

Level 6

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
MD6104: The Professional Newsroom 30
MD6106: Final Year Project/Dissertation 30
MD6108: Professional Portfolio 30
MD6110: Journalism Trends 15
To complete your programme you must pass 15 credits from the following:
HM6104: Autobiography, Confession, & Creative Nonfiction 15
MD6107: Presenting for Broadcasters 15
MD6123: Media Communications and PR 15
MD6939: The Collaborative Project 15

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

A module is a self contained, individual unit of study. The Module Descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.

Course Resources Archive

Course Maps and Module Descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.