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BA (Hons) Journalism

The BA (Hons) Journalism programme is one of the most highly respected and most popular journalism degrees in the UK.

Well established with a reputation for excellence, the BA is top in Scotland for employability and third across the UK  (source: government figures for employability-UNISTAT 2011).

The modules range from an introduction to reporting and social media in year one through radio, TV, magazine, news, sport and feature writing in years two and three until in year four students can study music journalism and specialist reporting and focus on a major project entirely of their own choice (content areas include sports journalism, music writing, investigative reporting, ethics and fashion / lifestyle coverage).

The course is accredited by the BJTC and PTC and is linked to Edinburgh Napier’s Screen Academy Scotland, one of only three dual-status Skillset Film & Media Academies in the UK.

There are a range of work placements available to enable our students to reach a professional standard in their skills.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Kate Smith

BA(Hons) Programme Leader

ka.smith@napier.ac.uk

THE FULL BA (Hons) JOURNALISM PROGRAMME:

YEAR 1

LEVEL 7

 

Tri 1

 

Introduction to Reporting

JAC07108

 (Compulsory) 20 credits

Social Media

JAC07109

(Compulsory) 20 credits

Media Studies

JAC07106

(Compulsory) 20 credits

Tri 2

 

Multimedia Reporting

JAC07110

(Compulsory) 20 credits

OPTION

Co-curricular or SCI module as negotiated with PDT. 20 credits

Case Studies in Cultural Studies

CLP07101

(option)

20 credits

or

Literature and Adaptation

(option)

CLP07105

(20 Credits)

or

Co-Curricular or SCI module as negotiated with PDT.

(20 credits)

YEAR 2

 LEVEL 8

 

Tri 1

Feature Writing

JAC08102

(Compulsory) 20 credits

Media Law for Journalists

JAC08107

(Compulsory) 20 credits

Global Current Affairs

(option)

JAC08111

or

Popular Culture

CLP08100

(option)

or

Co-Curricular or SCI module as negotiated with PDT.

(20 credits)

Tri 2

Sub-Editing and Design

JAC08105

(Compulsory) 20 credits

Public Affairs for Journalists

JAC08112

(Compulsory)

20 credits

Broadcast Journalism 1

JAC08110

(Compulsory) 20 credits

YEAR 3

LEVEL 9

 

Tri 1

Broadcast Journalism 2

JAC09116

(Compulsory)

20 credits

Information, Communication & Society

JAC09113

(Compulsory) 20 credits

         Sports Journalism

JAC09119

(core)

20 credits

or

Literary Journalism

JAC09111

(core)

20 credits

Tri 2

Magazine Production

JAC09107

(Compulsory)

20 credits

Digital Platforms

JAC09117

(Compulsory)

Public Affairs in a Journalism Context

JAC09121

(Compulsory)

20 credits

YEAR 4

LEVEL 10

Tri 1

DISSERTATION

JAC10100

(Compulsory)

40 credits

Newsroom Practice & Research

JAC10118

(Compulsory)

20 credits

Music Journalism

JAC10120

(core)

20 credits

or

Power & Information

JAC10104

(core)

20 credits

Tri 2

Major Journalism Project

JAC10117

(Compulsory)

20 credits

Specialist Reporting

JAC10118

 (core)

20 credits

or

Professional Development and Entrepreneurship

JAC10121

(core)

20 credits

What can Edinburgh Napier offer?

We offer a thriving multidisciplinary learning environment in which active research and innovative teaching methods, coupled with excellent newsroom resources, combine to encourage your postgraduate study and help you realise your full potential.
The course is supported by:
• Industry standard newsrooms and studios as well as a global virtual newsroom environment in which you’ll be trained to tailor content for a wide range of media;
• An online working and learning environment, giving you instant access to lecture notes, coursework and study materials as well as to interaction with tutors and fellow students;
• 24 hour access to the 500-seat Jack Kilby computer centre where you will have use of unrestricted email and web access;
• Access to our fully-networked library, offering an extensive collection of required course texts, including e-books and e-journals;
• Specialist staff who are on hand to offer support in learning and personal issues;
• Our Library Information Service, which can provide a number of useful aids that will help develop study skills – ideal if you are returning to study;
• a personal development tutor.
Edinburgh, a thriving cosmopolitan capital with its own parliament and an impressive array of festivals and cultural institutions, provides an ideal location for the on-campus residential part of this course.

TV studio BA students 1

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