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Journalism theory and practice: news-gathering, reporting, writing and editing for television, radio, print and online, in a changing media landscape.

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Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations

  • BBC - UTV
  • Local Radio
  • Media organisations
  • Newspapers

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles

  • Journalist
  • Media management
  • Public Relations
  • Reporter
  • Researcher

Overview

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Journalism theory and practice: news-gathering, reporting, writing and editing for television, radio, print and online, in a changing media landscape.

Summary

Journalism is part of the combined campus subject programme at Ulster, Coleraine. It is the only university degree programme in the subject in Northern Ireland and offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of journalism in context with determining factors such as law, economics, politics and technology. It is not a professional training programme but provides you with a range of relevant practical and professional skills.

As a major subject programme (four modules per full-time year), Journalism at Ulster is combined with another, minor subject in the Arts (two modules per full-time year) to make up a full degree programme. There is a range of subjects to choose from as your minor: Education, English and History.

In each of the three years of study students take modules to the value of 120 credit points. By taking History as a minor you will develop a critically-informed knowledge of the history of a variety of time periods, themes and geographies. You will develop a critical awareness of historians’ arguments and an ability to construct you own arguments based on the informed use of sources, both primary and secondary.

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About

In Year 1, you will take modules that give you a good basic grounding in the academic study of the media and in practical journalism skills that you will need to underpin your more advanced modules in Years Two and Three. At this level you will take modules that introduce you to critical issues in journalism (history, sociology, economics and technology), journalism law and regulation, and journalism practice (newsgathering, report writing, sub-editing, newspaper design and production and broadcast journalism techniques).

Your commitment in time and effort will be intensive and demanding, much more so than those subjects that have no practice component. As well as on-campus activities, you will also learn about reporting from the local court and council offices. During your second year, you will be helped to obtain a placement with a local newspaper or other news based outlet.

The programme uses a range of teaching methods including lectures, small group seminars and practical workshops. These are delivered and supervised by experienced teaching staff, including former journalists and conducted in state-of-the art newsrooms and high definition TV and radio studios.

You will have access to a wide range of learning resources, including professional standard production and design software such as Adobe InDesign, and digital sound and video software.

The programme assesses your work using a variety of different assessment methods including traditional academic essays, critical book reviews, examinations, class-tests and practical journalism assignments in reporting and writing.

Associate awards

Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS

Find out more about placement awards

Attendance

Attendance

200 hours per module per semester as follows:
36 contact hours per module per semester.
164 independent study hours per module per semester.

FAQ:

How many hours per week will I attend as journalism student at Ulster?

All full-time degree programmes in the Faculty of Arts require a minimum three hours contact time (e.g. lectures and seminars) per module. However, programmes with a practice component, such as Journalism, will demand, by their very nature, additional contact hours for attendance on practical workshops and may require occasional assignments off campus, e.g. to local court or council. In addition to attendance at teaching sessions, the programme will require up to 20 hours per module per semester of independent learning and study (e.g. library research and coursework preparation). In that light, the attendance requirement in part-time mode depends on how many modules taken per semester (one or two).

Start dates

  • September 2018
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Modules

Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

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Year one

Making History: Skills for Historians

Year: 1

This module is designed to introduce students to the skills required for studying history at degree level and the methods and approaches that inform historical practice.

Media, Culture and Politics 1

Year: 1

This module offers an introduction to key theoretical approaches and political perspectives in the study of media and popular culture.

Key Concepts in Media Theory

Year: 1

The purpose of this module is to build on the work done in MED101 by looking at some of the key themes and concepts that are at work in the study of the media.

Public Affairs

Year: 1

The module introduces students to the structures of central and local government, government, including local government finance, and to the economy and economic development in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. It will help to develop student skills and an understanding of the world on which they report. They will be encouraged to look critically and analytically at a wide range of related journalistic material.

Journalism Practice 1

Year: 1

The module provides an introduction to essential skills of news gathering and writing. Students will learn how to spot a news story and to develop it for publication. The module includes interviewing techniques and an introduction to court reporting.

Irish Government and Politics since 1922

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module investigates the primary forces shaping Irish politics, political institutions and structures, political behaviour, the mass media and policy making.

Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Year: 1

This module is optional

The module tracks the changes through time from a largely feudal polity to the emergence of an internationally powerful British nation state by examining key topics and events from 1500-1800. Part one of the module explores the causes and consequences of the Reformation, Colonisation and Plantation, the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and finally Restoration and Revolution in Ireland, Scotland and England. Part two explores the problems of governance in contested kingdoms and diverse societies, along with the rise of the fiscal-military state and the impact of the enlightenment on faith, culture and mentalities.

Defining America: Themes in American History

Year: 1

This module is optional

The module aim is to illustrate and then analyse the key themes and issues in American history from colonial times to the present day. Patterns and problems in the development of America will be discussed and consideration of differing interpretations and source evaluations are implicit throughout the course. By the end of the module students should understand how the history of America has been shaped by the key events and controversies that have taken place over the last four hundred years.

The Making of Modern Britain, 1750-1939

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module offers students an introductory survey of the development of modern Britain and Ireland from the mid-eighteenth century till the mid-twentieth. It provides a broad-based coverage in major themes in social, economic, cultural and political history, and also embeds the core study skills needed to study History at this level.

Progress and Barbarism: The Decline and Rebirth of Europe 1914-1990

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module offers students an introduction to Modern European History through a thematic approach in a series of comparative case studies relating to post-1914 Europe.

Year two

Reporting International Conflict

Year: 2

The module offers a critical, sociological and historical examination of media reporting of international conflict since the 19th century. This will include looking at the tradition, role and motivation of the war correspondent, and analysis of the complex relationships between government, the military. The "war on terror" will be of obvious interest and significance. Lectures and seminars will not only draw on the latest research in the field but also encourage students to initiate their own research efforts for discussion and assessment.

News and Journalism

Year: 2

This module introduces students to current issues and debates in the study of news and journalism. Topics covered include the roles and effects of journalism in society, the twin concepts of objectivity and impartiality, the relationship between the news media and politics, and between journalists and their sources, the political and economic environments in which press and broadcast journalism operate, and the reporting of international conflict.

Journalism Practice 2

Year: 2

This module develops students' skills in newsgathering and reporting and introduces desktop publishing software for multimedia production. Students will produce a portfolio of journalistic work. They will be encouraged to look critically and analytically at a wide range of journalism and to critically evaluate those items.

Media Law and Regulation

Year: 2

This module offers a practical introduction to the range of legal and regulatory topics relevant to media professionals. At its core are defamation, privacy, contempt and copyright - the main areas of law pertinent to media production across all platforms. The module will examine how these impact on the output of the media. It will look at the various codes governing how the media operates and the ethical decisions that media professionals must make in complying with them. The module will demonstrate how to comply with this legislation and relevant codes while still generating engaging material. It will feature class discussions to test the learner's ability to apply this knowledge in decision-making pertinent to the work of media professionals.

Exchange programme 1

Year: 2

This module is optional

This involves an appropriate course taken at the institution at which the exchange year is being spent.

Exchange programme 3

Year: 2

This module is optional

This involves an appropriate course taken at the institution at which the exchange year is being spent.

Exchange programme 4

Year: 2

This module is optional

This involves an appropriate course taken at the institution at which the exchange year is being spent.

Exchange programme 5

Year: 2

This module is optional

This involves an appropriate course taken at the institution at which the exchange year is being spent.

Exchange programme 6

Year: 2

This module is optional

This involves an appropriate course taken at the institution at which the exchange year is being spent.

Exchange programme 2

Year: 2

This module is optional

This involves an appropriate course taken at the institution at which the exchange year is being spent.

The Irish Diaspora 1607-1939

Year: 2

This module is optional

A chronological and thematic module which explores the main patterns of Irish migration since 1607, and examines reasons for migration, emigrants' journeys, processes of adjustment, and also the development of the local, national and transnational socio-cultural, religious and political structures which together comprised an Irish Diaspora.

War and Peace in Human History

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module is designed principally for students studying History, and provides an introduction (in two parts) to some of the main causes of war and advancements in peace in human history; topics covered include:- the origins of war and peace, war and peace and cooperation in historical context, World War I and II, the Cold War period, War in the post-Cold War & post-September 11th period, peace and cooperation until WWI, 20th century peace and cooperation and International Cooperation and Global Governance in contemporary history . The module will provide an introduction to a number of themes that will re-emerge in later parts of the course.

The Great Powers and the Middle East since 1880

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module explores the impact of the West on the Middle East and its contribution to conflict in the region since the end of the 19th Century.

Consensus, Decline and Polarisation: Post War British History

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module examines Britain from the end of the Second World War. It examines the processes of continuity and change in British politics, society and culture. Perspectives taken include analysis of high politics and key economic and social themes such as the welfare state, the impact of the 1960s and Thatcherism as well as the ending of Britain's Empire and global power status.

Ireland and the European Union

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module investigates Irish involvement in European integration which has been a strategic aim of successive governments since 1961. The EU exerts a significant impact on legislation, the economy, social policy, and foreign policy. Membership of the EU has been a catalyst in the redefinition of modern Ireland and its relations with Northern Ireland and with Great Britain. An analysis of the European dimension is essential to an understanding of the contemporary Irish polity and its self-perception.

The Myth and Reality of Imperial Spain

Year: 2

This module is optional

This course examines the rise to power of the Spanish Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and its subsequent decline from the seventeenth century onwards. The following issues will be emphasized: Spain's Empire building; the image of Spain in the European political discourse; the military, economic, and social crises of the seventeenth century; the Spanish Golden age in art and literature vis-a-vis the concept of decadence; the importance of honor and religion in all realms of society; the racial issue: from the convivencia to the Inquisition; the court of the Habsburgs; and the cultural impact of Spain in the early modern world. In addition, the course will consider the diverse populations constituting the Spanish World, stressing such social and cultural strains as those between: center (Castille), and periphery (for example, Catalonia, Naples, and The Netherlands); Christians and converted Jews/Muslims; Spanish Conquistadores and indigenous populations; and the various racial castes created in the Americas.

Death, disease, and medicine in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1920

Year: 2

This module is optional

An examination of a society under stress, one in which disease and death tested popular attitudes and mentalities, probed society's resources, and exploited its weaknesses. It will also consider debates in the history of medicine, and look at the impact of poverty, class, and gender on social health.

Colonial Violence and Genocide, 1600-1945

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module explores the relationship between colonialism and violence. In doing so it explores the controversial suggestion that European empires were genocidal. Case studies include examples from the British Empire, United States, Dutch East Indies, as well as German and Belgian colonies in Africa. Students will also engage with debates about how the colonial past is remembered and commemorated in the present day.

Global Britain: The British Empire in Asia and the Pacific, 1757-1900

Year: 2

This module is optional

The aim of this module is to explore the development of the British Empire in Asia and the Pacific in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. It will examine the growth of the British Empire in this context across two main themes. First, students will be encouraged to think critically about imperialism. They will explore how colonial hierarchies intersected with ideas about race, gender, class, culture and power. The effects of colonialism on indigenous peoples, settlers and the environment will be considered throughout. Second, this module will demonstrate how globalization - particularly the movement of ideas, goods and people - was connected to imperialism. The module will connect British encounters in India, Australia, Pacific Islands, China and Southeast Asia from 1757 to 1900. These case studies will help students to understand imperialism from a range of perspectives and in a number of different contexts.

From Union to Independence: The Irish Experience, c.1800-1922

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module examines key themes in Irish social and political history from the Act of Union to the Revolutionary period. Students will gain knowledge of important events such as the Famine, Land Wars, Easter Rising and War of Independence.

Media: Study Internationally (2nd yr)

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module provides an opportunity to undertake an extended period of study outside the Erasmus Plus area such as the Americas, Australia or China. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the academic discipline of Media whilst generating educational and cultural networks.

Year three

Media: Study Abroad (DIAS)

Year: 3

This module provides an opportunity to undertake an additional academic year of study which is spent outside the UK. Those who successfully complete it get an extra qualification - the Diploma in Academic Studies (DIAS). Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the media and engage with it first-hand in international contexts. The opportunity to generate educational and cultural networks will be available to the student.

History Abroad (DIAS)

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module provides an opportunity to undertake an extended period of study outside the UK and Republic of Ireland. It is a required module for all History students on an intercalary study abroad year between second and final year. It is not open to non-study abroad students. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the academic discipline of History whilst generating educational and cultural networks.

Year four

Research Methods

Year: 4

This module introduces undergraduate students to the theories and skills of media research, using real-world examples from the staff engaged in research within the Centre for Media Research in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. The lectures are linked to weekly seminar/workshops in which students will carry out their own research exercises, working collaboratively with each other where appropriate. The outcome of these exercises will be a clearer idea of what questions are important and why in designing a research proposal - and will specifically help each student to formulate a strong and relevant proposal for their third year dissertation project.

Journalism Major Project

Year: 4

This module allows the student to put into practice the skills acquired in the previous journalism practice and theory modules. It will allow them to develop and refine their skills in journalism practice with a particular focus on producing a significant piece of investigative journalism and putting into an agreed format for public output. The resultant piece can be used as part of a portfolio for seeking employment and/or applying for further study. The module will be a mix of lectures, problem-based learning, production workshops and independent practice.

Journalism Dissertation

Year: 4

This module enables the student to plan, research and write a Journalism/Publishing Studies dissertation of 8,000-10,000 words on an agreed topic selected by the student, with guidance, and produced under the supervision of a member of staff, with whom the student will meet regularly to discuss progress and receive feedback.

Broadcast Journalism

Year: 4

This module provides a foundation in theoretical knowledge and conceptual understanding of broadcast journalism in its professional, institutional and regulatory contexts. It instructs students in the application of this knowledge to the practice of broadcast news reporting and production in an appropriate and effective learning and teaching environment.

Reform, Reaction, Collapse: Late Soviet Communism, 1953-1991

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module examines and evaluates the major issues and controversies in post-Stalin Russia. It details the political, social, and economic challenges faced by the Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev regimes. It will compare and contrast the various responses of the different leaders. It concludes with a debate about why Soviet communism collapsed.

American Foreign Policy

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module aims to promote an understanding of the development of American Foreign Policy from 1945 to the present day. It seeks to examine the complex interaction between the United States and the wider world by looking at key events, issues and debates in American Foreign Policy. The chronological approach will focus on the Cold War, Post-Cold War, and post-September 11th eras, analyzing the administrations of Presidents from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush.

Darwin and Social Darwinism 1859-1914

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module explains and analyses the impact upon culture and thought from 1860-1914 of Darwin's Origin of Species published in 1859. The Origin of Species is not just a scientific text but a narrative about life, death and sex. Its arguments were read or became familiar to a wide range of people in the nineteenth century. They changed attitudes to religion, politics, society and culture. The module examines the controversies Darwinism provoked between science and religion, the theories of politics to which it gave rise and debates on gender, class and race it influenced. The module also discusses how ideas are diffused by whom and to whom; how different cultures and social position affect how these ideas are diffused and received.

Workers and radicalism in modern Ireland

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module investigates the evolution of the working class in Ireland, and its interaction with capital, labour organization, society, and politics.

Royal Splendours: Politics, Culture, and Patronage in the Courts of Europe 1450 - 1715

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module examines the development of manners and courtly behaviour across early modern Europe. It concentrates on the dissemination of ideas and the relationships that emerged between socio-economic groups. The role of specific courts, especially those of Spain and Burgundy are used as case studies.

Imperial Retreat: The Decline and Fall of the European Overseas Empires

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module will examine the historical process since 1945 whereby European colonial powers either withdrew or were driven from formal occupation of their overseas possessions. The module will not only examine various interpretations of imperial disengagement but will also provide an in-depth study of the actual mechanics of European decolonisation for particular territories in South and South East Asia, Africa and the Pacific. It also aims to enhance student skills in evaluating interpretations put forward by historians through allowing them to make a detailed study of one particular colonial possession.

The British World in the age of Global Wars, 1890s-1920

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module will examine, comparatively, the historical processes involved in the development of the claim that Britain and her colonies constituted a single cultural zone—a British World or 'Greater Britain'—that interacted on social and economic challenges, through migration and cultural exchange, and fought together against internal and external threats during this period.

The Post-War Western Body: Medicine and Society in Britain and America, c.1945-1990

Year: 4

This module is optional

A critique of changing western European and American attitudes to the body and bodily behavior in the post-war period.

From Prison to Nation: Australia, 1788-1900

Year: 4

This module is optional

From the first encounters between Indigenous peoples and Europeans, this module introduces some of the major themes, people, and debates in Australian colonial history up to the creation of the Australian Commonwealth on 1 January 1901. Topics include exploration, convict society, immigration, racism, gender hierarchies, class consciousness, urban development, environmental exploitation, and political uses (and abuses) of history.

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is BBC∆ at A2.

∆ = Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

BTEC

BTEC National Extended Diploma

Overall BTEC National Extended Diploma profile requires a minimum of:

DMM award profile to include a minimum of 8 distinctions in level 3 units

BTEC National Diploma

The National Diploma may be accepted in combination with other qualifications. Where an applicant offers a profile of Diploma and an A level then the Diploma should be achieved at the upper end of the standard A level offer profile (i.e. if one A level is offered with a Diploma and our standard A level offer is BBC then we normally ask for a BB equivalent at Diploma and the A level at grade C, see further below).

BB = Distinction, Merit (To include 6 distinctions)

BC = Distinction, Merit (To include 5 distinctions)

BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA/NATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

The Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate may be accepted in combination with A levels. Where A levels are offered as part of a profile then they should be achieved at the upper end of the standard A level offer profile (i.e. if two A levels are offered with a Subsidiary Diploma and our standard A level offer is BBC then we normally ask for BB at A level with the Subsidiary Diploma offer at the appropriate differential to satisfy the A level grade profile (grade C) - see further below).

A* grade = Distinction* (To include 5 distinctions in level 3 units)

A grade = Distinction (To include 4 distinctions in level 3 units )

B grade = Distinction (To include 3 distinctions in level 3 units)

C grade = Merit (To include 5 merits in level 3 units )

D grade = Merit (to include 4 merits in level 3 units)

∆ = Diploma and Sub-Dip applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Irish Leaving Certificate

The Irish Leaving Certificate requirement for this course is grades

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4 at higher level.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is grades

BBCCC∆.

∆ = applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is grades

CCD∆.

∆ = applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum of

25 points to include 12 at higher level.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

For Access qualifications validated by Ulster University or QUB the entry requirement is:

An overall mark of 65%

For GB QAA accredited Higher Education Diploma qualifications the entry requirement is as follows:

Award of the HE Diploma in a related subject area, achieving a minimum of 18 credits at distinction and 24 credits at merit in the 45 level 3 graded credits.

GCSE

Please refer to the University’s general entrance requirements.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

HND

Applicants holding a HND should achieve an overall merit for entry to Year 1. Those applicants holding a subject-related HND with an overall merit may be considered for entry to Year 2

HNC

Applicants holding a HNC should achieve an overall distinction for entry to Year 1 only.

Foundation Degree

Applicants holding a Foundation Degree should achieve an overall mark of 50% in level 5 modules for Year 1 entry. Those applicants holding a subject-related Foundation Degree may be considered for entry to Year 2.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning)

The University will consider applications on the basis of experiential learning for those who do not hold the normal entry qualifications.

Transfer from degree level study at other institutions

Those applicants seeking entry with advanced standing, (eg. Transfer from another institution or year 2 entry) will be considered on an individual basis.

Teaching and learning assessment

Assessment will be by way of a mixture of formal examination, essay, class test, coursework, individual/group projects and assessment of practice projects, dependent on the nature and rationale of the module concerned.

Exemptions and transferability

Due to the structure of the course it is not possible to transfer directly into second year from other Foundation Degree courses.

Careers & opportunities

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Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations. Here are some examples:

  • BBC - UTV
  • Local Radio
  • Media organisations
  • Newspapers

Job roles

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles. Here are some examples:

  • Journalist
  • Media management
  • Public Relations
  • Reporter
  • Researcher

Career options

While a degree in Journalism at Ulster does not lead directly to a professional qualification in journalism, it will prepare you for application to higher degree and professional courses.
In common with all other undergraduate Arts degree programmes, journalism offers you very real opportunities for personal growth and self-development.

Where these opportunities are taken with enthusiasm and determination, you will undoubtedly enhance your long-term employability and the skills developed while studying journalism will be valued by a wide range of employers.

The BA Hons Journalism programme is not accredited by the journalism industries (Ulster’s accredited programme is at Masters level, MA Journalism).

For information on postgraduate research opportunities see: www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/rgs.

Students completing a course with History as a minor subject are well equipped to undertake postgraduate work in relevant areas of study. They are also well equipped for employment in a wide variety of careers where priority is placed on communication skills and skills of analysis. These careers include journalism and the media, the creative arts and arts administration, marketing and the public service.

Work placement / study abroad

There is a formal work placement in second year and an option to study abroad within the course structure.

Students may also consider taking part in the Erasmus Exchange programme, to European Universities, usually for one semester in second year.

Students may take part in the exchange programme with universities in the USA. This would generally be a year long exchange and attracts an additional university academic award on graduation.

Exchanges with universitiies in other countries may also be possible, arranged through the International Office at the university.

Academic profile

Dr Colm Murphy has extensive research experience in Journalism and the Digital Economy and his teaching centres on legal and digital isuses in journalism. Colm is a former journalist and editor working at a variety of publications including the Irish Times. He is also a Director of the industry recognised accreditation body, the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Ms Maggie Swarbrick is Course Director of Ulster's prestigious MA Journalism programme and also teaches at undergraduate level, specialising in radio and television reporting. Maggie is a former trainer and journalist at BBC and is an examiner with the NCTJ.

Mr Milne Rowntree is Subject Director for the BA Hons Journalism programme. Milne is a former print and online journalist and teaches in the areas of media law and public affairs, as well as newspaper and online reporting. He is also an examiner with the NCTJ.

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Applications to full-time undergraduate degrees at Ulster are made through UCAS

Start dates

  • September 2018

Fees and funding

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Fees (per year)

Important notice - fees information Fees illustrated are based on 18/19 entry and are subject to an annual increase. Correct at the time of publishing. Terms and conditions apply. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.
Visit our Fees pages for full details of fees

Northern Ireland & EU:
£4,160.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£9,250.00  Discounts available
International:
£13,680.00  Scholarships available

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Brum Henderson Award for best Journalism Project.

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

For further information about this programme, contact the School of Arts and Humanities on +44 (0)28 7167 5133 or email Catherine Russell at c.russell@ulster.ac.uk.

For admissions queries contact arts@ulster.ac.uk

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