Global Media and Journalism BA (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

P502

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

P502

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

AHU040

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

It’s an exciting time to be studying Global Media and Journalism in Coventry as Coventry gears up to be the City of Culture 2021.

The Global Media and Journalism BA offers a focused approach to professional communications in a global context. The aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in a range of key communication skills as required in media journalism and public relations and allied industries, in addition to an in-depth analysis of the landscape these professions now occupy. It empowers students to be ambitious, informed, efficient practitioners who can add value to the communication needs of industries both in the UK and around the world. As such, this course seeks to prepare students for a wide range of professional opportunities globally.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

Alongside the core skills of writing and designing a message, digital agility is a key part of Media and Journalism practice in the 21st century. Similarly, the global platforms enabled by technological innovation has elevated it to a world-wide level.

The Global Media and Journalism BA provides in-depth exploration of core traditional Media and Journalism skills and values, alongside a critical and comparative interrogation of the meaning of these internationally and the development of key competencies in the delivery of those skills

Course content will begin with the cultural context of Media and Journalism processes in order to help students develop their understanding of how communication works and how they can develop their own skills. The course will then work to develop specific and specialist skills across print, digital and broadcast by employing a variety of simulated exercises and case study opportunities in order to develop a real-world understanding of the communications industries. In the final year, students have the opportunities to explore specialist fields of communication in order to best prepare them for their future careers.

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

1st year modules provide a thorough grounding in the basic content, principles, methods and techniques of journalism and communications. Key to this is the development of written English skills for communication purposes and their application to specialist professional contexts in addition to the acquisition of digital skills for storytelling, including visual and audio techniques. It also includes an introduction to the core principles of journalism as practised in a UK context in order to provide a common base for international comparison.

Modules

  • The Reflexive Communicator

  • Introduction to Journalism

  • Digital Communication

  • Communication History

  • Introduction to Communication Practice

  • The Process of Communication

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In the 2nd year of the course emphasis moves to the study of theoretical interrogation of normative concepts associated with journalism and communication alongside an interrogation of the historical and regulatory context, in an international, comparative context. Students will have the oppertunity undertake work experience, either in the UK or further afield. 2nd year modules therefore adopt a more systematic approach, examining competing explanations of change in the principal areas of the subject.

Modules

  • Journalism and Society

  • Professional Experience

  • Media in Context

  • Ethical Communication

  • Communication and Technology

  • Communication in a Crisis

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The 3rd year of the course encourages the development of independent and critical thinking, and seeks to promote the students’ awareness of the commercial context of their practice. This will be accomplished via a series of problem- based case studies of businesses around the globe (Media Lab module) and their ability to develop their work via a Final Project or Dissertation. As such, in year 3 students develop into independent reflective practitioners, capable of applying their knowledge and skills to real-world, global scenarios and with the capacity to continue their own personal development beyond the confines of the classroom.

Modules

  • Strategic Communications

  • International Communications Final Project/International Communications Dissertation

  • Media Lab

  • Optional modules

    • Entertainment and Lifestyle Journalism
    • Investigative Journalism and Political Reporting
    • Tech and Gaming Journalism
    • Peace Journalism
    • Health Communication

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

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The aim of the BA in Global Media and Journalism is to provide you with a thorough grounding in a range of key communication skills as required in media, journalism and public relations, in addition to in-depth analysis of the landscape these professions now occupy. In common with the BA in Journalism BA, this course it seeks to empowers you to be an ambitious, informed and efficient practitioner who can add value to the communication needs of industries both within and without the media.

As a primarily vocational course with a critical and analytical layer, BA Global Media and Journalism mixes theory and practice in an integrated format that allows you to immediately apply what you have learned, obtain feedback from both peers and lecturers, and then re-apply those skills in new ways. These strands are complemented by the use of reflective essays for assessment. This promotes a sophisticated integration of theory and practice which equips students with the life-long learning skills necessary to manage their own continual professional development needs beyond university.

Course assessment modes, both formative and summative, are designed to be useful and have a positive impact for you as they can be utilised for employment opportunities and/or further study.

The assessments also promote a range of skills and competencies by the form of presentation demanded of students, this includes the traditional academic essay which necessitates a sophisticated engagement with academic writing, but also the practice of reflective writing, writing for professional communication, public speaking and simulated management tasks.

By successfully completing the BA Global Media and Journalism course, you will have achieved the following Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the historical, philosophical, cultural, commercial and social practices (practitioners, theorists, practices) that have shaped, and continue to shape, global Media and Journalism practices.
  • Demonstrate sophisticated research skills to locate, collate, organise and utilise data from a variety of sources in order to critically analyse and understand the range of contemporary global communication forms and practice(s).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with regards to policy and regulatory frameworks, adhering to professionally-defined codes of practice and industry standards, in the production of a range of products for a range of audiences.
  • Work independently and collaboratively on a range of projects in a variety of professional roles, demonstrating teamwork, negotiation, organisational and decision-making skills.
  • Develop a range of technical and creative skills that will enable them to inhabit a wide-range of roles in the contemporary media communication and Journalism industries.
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, creativity and the potential for continuing creative and professional development in an international arena.
  • Develop professional competencies in relation to corporate media and communications and strategic management, relevant to the global media and journalism industry.

This degree is underpinned by an ethos of the reflective practitioner; theory and practice are brought together in a critical engagement with social, cultural and professional processes, contextualised by an understanding of the varying environments in which media and journalism practitioners operate. By the end of the course, you will be expected to be able to find your own place within this global professional landscape, operating at a proficient level across a broad range of critical and practical competencies.

In a typical teaching week, you will have up to 15 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as:

  •  Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 2 hours of tutorials each week
  •  Medium group teaching: 10 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
  • Large group teaching: 3 hours of lectures each week.


*Teaching hours are subject to change

Intercultural and international engagement is an important and foregrounded component of the BA Global Media and Journalism course, which aims to provide an international perspective on the practice of communication through: encouraging and facilitating (by assessment and support) the participation of international students in the course, through case studies and online international learning projects, by international field trips and the opportunity to undertake a Study Abroad year. The diverse course team composition with a number of staff with international backgrounds reinforces this international and intercultural commitment within the course.

Please note that all international field trips and study abroad or placement opportunities may be subject to additional fees, application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days. 

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: AHU040
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
Minimum BBC preferably to include English, Media or related subject DMM in Media 29 points to include English at Higher Level 5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including a B in English or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

A pass in the Access Diploma, plus GCSE English Language at grade A*-C, or a specified equivalent.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


EU Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£16,400 (per year)


International Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Employability is embedded into the course in the following ways:

  • By the pedagogic approach of reflective practice which promotes critical engagement and continual professional development alongside skills development.
  • By opportunities to collaborate with peers and with employers both in the UK and internationally via real-life scenarios.
  • By opportunities to complete work experience as part of the module structure and as a sandwich year.

The University’s Add+Vantage scheme also seeks to enhance students’ skills and competencies for employment.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

*2020/21 course fees have not yet been determined by the University, however once confirmed the course webpage will be updated accordingly. Please continue to revisit the course web page to identify the fee and/or check the fee contained your offer letter before you accept your place and enrol at Coventry University.

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