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What makes Journalism and Media & Film Studies at Worcester special?

Studying these subjects in combination allows you to embark on a captivating journey through the realms of storytelling, communication, and visual arts. You will investigate industry advances and technology in research-inspired lectures, seminars and workshops and explore representation and ideology through a variety of media forms and film genres. This course offers an exciting opportunity to explore the intricate connections between Journalism and Media & Film Studies where you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the fast-paced and multifaceted world of contemporary media and Journalism. 

Overview

Overview

Key Features

  • Staff with expertise and industry experience will teach you the core skills of journalism – how to spot, write, produce and sell a story for news, magazine, television, radio and social media
  • We extend learning beyond the classroom and provide opportunities to learn whilst at a 4DX cinema screening, a festival or at a mixed reality gaming arcade, for example. We also host events with guest speakers and develop our course culture through our trips and socials
  • You’ll learn the practical skills you need, including recording and editing sound and video using both professional and mobile kit and have access to the University’s radio and TV studios
  • You will be introduced to leading innovators in the media, technology and creative industries. Our regional and national professional contacts include: digital marketing agencies, public relations agencies; immersive media agencies; A & R music representatives working with NFTs; local political party offices; award-winning content creatives; galleries and museums; festival and event organisers; charities and youth work
  • Partnerships with media organisations, including the BBC, and PR agencies give you the chance for placements to see what it’s really like to work within the profession
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS tariff points (for example, BCC at A Level).

For international entry, please contact our Admissions team, admissions@worc.ac.uk

Other information

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com

Course content

Course content

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1

Mandatory Modules

  • Identity, Representation & Diversity
  • Introduction to Film
  • Introduction to Journalism 
  • Introduction to Digital Techniques
  • Journalism Law and Ethics
  • Studying Media & Film

Year 2

Mandatory Modules

  • Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society
  • Contemporary British Cultures 
  • Screen Cultures

Optional Modules

  • Studying Media & Film
  • Contemporary British Cultures
  • Horror
  • Festivals & Celebrations
  • Audio Cultures
  • Work Project
  • Philosophies of Gender & Sexuality
  • Beyond the Mainstream
  • Digital Campaigns
  • Audio Cultures
  • Magazine Journalism & Feature Writing
  • Sports Journalism 
  • Reporting Politics 
  • Developing Your Media Career
  • Broadcast & Social Media 
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Social Media for Journalists
  • Entertainment Journalism

Year 3

Optional Modules

  • Independent Research Project (Dissertation-equivalent module)
  • Reviewing 
  • War, Democracy & the Media
  • Green Media
  • Media Futures 
  • Local Cultures 
  • Film & Folklore
  • Making Monsters
  • Pornography & Modern Cultures
  • Work Placement 
  • Investigative Journalism and Research Skills
  • Advanced Digital Production 
  • Final Project 
  • Campaigning & Environmental Journalism
  • Advanced PR & Comms
  • Gender, Identity & Inclusivity
  • Podcasting and Live News Production
Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Media & Film BA (Hons) and Journalism BA (Hons).

Careers

Careers

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Careers and Employability

Our Graduates pursue exciting and diverse careers in a wide variety of employment sectors.

Find out how we can support you to achieve your potential

In completing your degree, you will develop digital literacy, independent research and data analysis skills, and communication skills through a range of written and oral assessments.

This course also provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate students. You may choose to complete a work project in the second year. In addition to gaining work experience and developing transferable skills, we regularly organise networking events and talks with our professional contacts.

Meet the team

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. Every member of the team has a wealth of industry experience, including academics with specialist areas and those who combine teaching with professional practice. There are also demonstrators and technicians.

Teaching is informed by research and consultancy and all permanent staff on the team are Fellows of HEA and have the post grad teaching qualification.

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Katy Wareham Morris

Katy leads the BA Hons in Media & Culture, a dynamic course which responds to innovations in media forms and applications as well as contemporary cultural issues. Katy is particularly interested in how digital technologies have changed media industries and the way audiences respond to them; and, media futures including immersive media. Katy interrogates media representations created by and representing identities and cultures which have been historically marginalised and challenge the white, middle class, patriarchal tradition. Katy is a proud working class, disabled, female academic and, a published poet.

Holly Barnes-Bennetts

Holly Barnes-Bennetts

Holly completed a her BA Hons Media with Cultural Studies at Southampton Solent University in 2006.  After finishing her degree she gained employment ranging from running music and arts festivals, working in PR and charity fundraising. She then returned to teaching, securing a Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (University of Warwick) and completing a Masters by Research from Bournemouth University. Currently, Holly is working towards her PhD at the University of Worcester titled: A Digital Interactionist, Praxis Study of Perception and Communication of Positive Sexual Consent.

Dr Mikel Koven

The Film Studies course is led by Dr Mikel J Koven. His teaching areas include World cinema; genre; Hollywood cinema; horror cinema; film & folklore; and cult & exploitation cinema.

His research areas include Film & Folklore (fairy tales, myths, and legends); Exploitation cinema (with a focus on Italian horror film); Jewish cinema (representations, stereotypes, and the Holocaust); and “Cult” TV.  

Barbara Mitra

Dr Barbara Mitra

Dr Barbara Mitra is joint Head of Department (English, Media & Film Studies) and is a Principal Lecturer in Media & Film Studies. She has varied teaching and research interests and has published on issues relating to television, gender, advertising and children, and has become interested in social media, body image and eating disorders. 

Barbara's teaching includes specialist modules on gender and commercial issues of social media and she is also interested in the use of technology in relation to learning and teaching. She has spoken on local radio and schools on issues related to gender and body image, Facebook and television advertising and children. She has also made a number of films on various academic topics.

Barbara welcomes PhD and MRes topics in relation to the broad areas of gender, social media, body images and digital cultures. 

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Rachel Ammonds

Rachel Ammonds teaches a wide range of undergraduate modules and is an experienced broadcast journalist.

She began her career at BBC radio in the Midlands before moving to the BBC in Manchester. She worked in radio and television, and was part of the team that won a Sony Award for coverage of the IRA bombing of Manchester. Rachel moved to ITV in 1997, producing the North West's regional news programme. She then helped set up ITV's health channel before moving into making documentaries for ITV, focusing mainly on its flagship current affairs programme, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, for which she worked as a producer/director.

 

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Dan’s experience as a journalist and broadcaster stretches back 20 years and he currently combines his full-time lecturing role and Course Leader for Journalism with a part-time position as a BBC football reporter.

Costs

Fees and funding

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £16,200 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the academic year 2024/25 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £131 per week to 'En-suite Premium' at £221 per week (2024/25 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

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