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DB565
Journalism

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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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This is a three year programme. The degree is divided in to three levels and students take the programme in its entirety.

During level one, students are introduced to the basic elements and skills of the working skills of a journalist in addition to a range of cognate disciplines. .

At level two, students develop their writing and critical thinking abilities and receive training in specialised areas including feature writing / freelance journalism, shorthand, copy-editing, design and layout. 

At level three, advanced news and broadcast journalism techniques are taught, and specialist areas such as magazine, entertainment and social media reportage are also examined. New media journalism is covered in year three with the complementary modules, Online Journalism and Online Analytics. Students also undertake a final year project which allows them to explore a detailed journalistic investigation of their choosing.


 
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This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers in newspaper, magazine, broadcast and new media, as well as other professional positions in communications, marketing and public relations. Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of media-related careers.



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