Journalism & Media Studies

Our Journalism and Media degree will equip you with the skills you need to forge a career in journalism and the media. This exciting degree course is aimed at students who want to make a profession of their passion by understanding how the news and media industry work.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Studies

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

This course is ideal for those who want to study Journalism and Media in-depth. Our course includes television and radio journalism, print and digital journalism, and media practice. You will study the social and cultural impact of journalism and media at local and global levels, embracing industrial contexts, media texts, audiences and regulation. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the principles of journalism and the technical and practical media and journalism skills required of a future professional in this field.

As well as keeping you up-to-date with the fast-changing world of multimedia journalism, it will introduce you to a broad range of theoretical perspectives that will enrich your research. The aim will be to give you the confidence and self-reliance to excel and adapt to an exciting field which is always on the move.

Journalism and Media staff in the School are leading experts in their fields with a range of research interests including digital journalism, broadcast journalism, politics, advertising, media regulation, privacy, communication, risk communication, professional writing, comics, visual culture, gaming, virtual worlds, global media, social networks, documentary, and media representation. Many members of staff in the School are practising professionals and consultants.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Our close integration of academic and theoretical approaches with hands-on creative practice.

Our dedicated media and production facilities, with editing suites and production equipment available to students.

We specialise in professional writing and journalism; media and digital communication; film studies; creative and media practice

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.