The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Broadcasting and Journalism at the Colaiste Dhulaigh College of FE, Dublin, Eire

Why choose this course?

The Broadcasting and Journalism programme provides an exciting, challenging and cutting-edge opportunity for you to confidently experiment with and develop your broadcasting and journalistic writing and production skills. The programme offers a disciplined engagement with the theoretical debates surrounding the industry on a global basis, alongside practical teaching of the craft skills required of all entrants to employment in the Broadcasting and Journalism professions.

You will develop the ability to communicate effectively via a range of multi-media and digital platforms. You will also be encouraged to engage in independent critical thinking and judgement and to use your imagination, creativity, organisation and ability to work to deadlines, in the creation of journalistic items for broadcast/publication. Throughout the course, you will develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills, including higher order communication skills, IT awareness and digital literacy, which are all of immense value in graduate employment.

What happens on the course?

In Semester One, you must take the following modules:

  • Digital Media Journalism: Theory and Practice 3 (6MZ013)
  • Radio Production 2 (6MZ014)

And, also one from:

  • New Media (6MZ007)
  • Media, Religion and Ethics (6MZ001)


In Semester Two, you must take the following modules:

  • Independent Study (6MZ009)
  • Media and Sport (6MZ008)

And, also one from:

  • Persuasion and Influence (6MZ005)
  • Television Soap Opera (6MZ015)


Why Wolverhampton?

  • The course offers hands-on practical experience of working with industry-standard technical equipment. This allows students to experiment and innovate prior to graduating and to enter the work place equipped with the skills required for employment in the industry.
  • The programme is taught by industry professionals with years of experience in the field. Students will also meet guest lecturers from both Broadcasting and Journalism, who are currently working regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • The course has strong links with local broadcasters and media companies, allowing for routes into industry and the opportunity for work placements and mentoring.

Career path

Graduates of this course can expect to enter careers in media, including multi-platform journalism, production or broadcasting in local, national and international media companies.

Alternatively, students can continue to Masters level at UoW’s MA Contemporary Media. Other continuing educational and professional development opportunities include professional Post Graduate qualifications in Journalism (print and broadcast).

What skills will you gain?

  1. Produce work that demonstrates the effective manipulation of sound, image and/or the written word.
  2. Utilise effectively relevant concepts and theories, including global journalism ethics and codes of practice.
  3. Produce work showing competence in operational aspects of digital media production technologies, systems, techniques and other professional practices.
  4. Develop substantive and detailed knowledge and understanding of one or more designated areas of the field.
  5. Carry out various forms of research for essays, projects, creative productions or dissertations involving sustained independent enquiry.
  6. Work in flexible, creative ways, both independently and in teams, showing self-discipline, self-direction, communication skills and a reflective and problem-solving capacity.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time - * £11,475
Part time - *
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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