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Journalism

Why Study Journalism?

Want to become a professional journalist, or pursue a career in the field as a researcher?

If so, Bangor offers a range of degrees ready made for you.
Our modules will offer you a good balance between theoretical and real-life experience of working as a journalist.

Modules on offer focus on digital journalism, risk and history, as well as practical courses on multimedia journalism, print journalism, news writing, feature writing, journalism ethics, media law and government.

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Studying media subjects at Bangor can be your launch-pad to a great career. We have excellent links with theatre companies, newspapers and the television industry.
 
89% of our graduates go on to work and/or study within six months of finishing the course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education).
 
Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of roles, including: game design; creative writing; professional writing and publishing; performance and the theatre (both on and behind the stage); print and/or broadcast journalism; as actors, presenters and in television programme production; advertising and marketing; radio (as presenters as well as in programme production); digital, web and new media production; multi-media industries; teaching; lecturing; and public relations.

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Our modules will:

  • Equip you with the skills you need to get a career in journalism
  • Introduce you to a broad range of theoretical perspectives that will enrich your research
  • Allow you to get behind the headline and build a portfolio of work
  • Keep you up-to-date with the fast changing world of multimedia journalism
  • Develop your professional writing skills and nose for news
  • Give you a solid grounding in journalistic ethics and law
  • Give you the confidence and self-reliance to excel in a competitive field

The journalism degrees at Bangor offer the full package of practical experience and academic study.

As well as lectures, seminars, and essays, practical modules will give you a chance to leave the classroom and conduct face-to-face interviews. You will also take part in virtual newsroom exercises, tasked with completing stories within a set time frame.

Our joint honour degrees will also give you the opportunity to study modules from other schools.

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Professor Vian Bakir is a world-leading expert on issues of trust, accuracy and credibility in journalism, the security state and public accountability, and media agenda-building struggles.
 
She teaches history of Journalism, and issues surrounding journalism and risk, global news agendas and digital journalism.

Dr. Ifan Morgan Jones worked as a print journalist and then an online news editor before teaching practical journalism at Bangor. His research interest include My research nationalism, minority language media, digital media and devolution.

He teaches practical journalism, including multimedia journalism and issues around the law, governments and local authorities, and political coverage.

 

Studying for an undergraduate degree in the School is a rich and stimulating activity. The emphasis here is on creative exploration and critical understanding.

If you choose practical modules, we have specialist resources to support media production work.

As well as our extensive loans service for equipment such as digital recorders, video cameras, stills cameras and more, we have a range of industry-standard facilities:

  • Professionally equipped Radio studio
  • Audio editing suites running Adobe Audition
  • Digital video edit suites running Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express on Apple Macs
  •  Creative Writing, Journalism and New Media teaching spaces
  •  Auditoriums
  • Cinema Space with Dolby Surround Sound
  • John Phillips Hall with a large performance space with professional theatre lighting facilities for rehearsal and performance work
  • Professional equipment and computing facilities
  •  Video and Radio kits for use on location work in the field of radio and TV
  • Multi-media computer room

All these facilities are available to you in addition to the University resources which you have access to as one of our students.

Our new multi-million pound Pontio centre is a major social hub for students as well as an international centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts.