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DB578
Journalism and Media

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This programme will allow learners to develop a broad understanding of the role of the media and journalism within contemporary society. Learners will develop a range of practical skills such as writing, editing, design, layout, basic photography and desktop publishing skills within the field of media and Journalism. 


 
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Online journalism jobs are becoming increasingly important and suitable for graduates with a degree in media and journalism who want to control their own work hours or work from home. Television and radio stations are located all over the country. All need effective journalists to fill key news preparation and on air positions.

Graduates with such a degree may have an advantage over other job candidates who lack a comparable degree. In recent years, traditional media sources such as print, radio and television have been facing increasingly stiff competition from the Internet, impacting media professionals/journalists and journalist salaries alike. Although some graduates go straight to work with a national station or newspaper, many work in consumer or trade magazines, local press and radio or websites. Some graduates work freelance, while others move into related areas such as PR, marketing, multimedia, IT and general business.



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