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Bath Spa University

Bath , England ,United Kingdom

B.A (Hons) - JOURNALISM AND PUBLISHING

This is an exciting time to be a journalist. With digital storytelling at the heart of contemporary reporting, stories are now told across a range of platforms and the industry is being transformed to meet the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

We aim to develop a new generation of highly-skilled, pro-active and agile creatives with a nose for a story. You’ll understand the power of image and video content. You’ll develop a range of research approaches to give your work originality and depth. 

You’ll have opportunities to work on journalistic briefs and digital social campaigns for a wide range of organisations, as well as live reporting at events such as TEDx and the Historical Writers’ Association Awards. You’ll enjoy our unique campus, surrounded by wildlife and a beautiful 18th-century landscape, perfect for social media nature stories or collaborations with our wildlife conservation students to share environmental stories.

This flexible journalism course is designed to let you focus on your interests and passions across a range of areas including fashion, environment, science, entertainment, sports and politics. You’ll play to your strengths, whether in news and investigative features, consumer and independent magazines, or creative campaigns across social platforms.

With industry-standard facilities and specialist workshops in print, digital and live content, we aim to ensure that you graduate as an expert in publishing software and digital production techniques, along with a strategic approach to creative content development.

You'll also get specialist journalistic insights through the CORQ Brand Briefings, access to key industry resources such as Nielsen Bookscan sales data, the BookMachine online industry community and Society of Young Publishers South West events, some of which are hosted at the University.

This course combines hands-on journalistic and publishing experience with a critical understanding of global media industries and audiences - the context in which you’ll work.

You’ll learn to use industry-standard software, with opportunities to develop your abilities in image use, video, digital production and collaborative, project-based working.

The flexibility of the course enables you to tailor it to suit your interests and ambitions - you can choose to spend more of your time on either journalism or publishing elements.

During the course, there are many opportunities to gain high-quality work experience with leading international media companies such as the BBC, Penguin Random House, individual TEDx events and a wide range of local and regional news, magazine and digital content companies.

You'll leave with a wide range of transferable skills, and a stunning portfolio of journalism and innovative publications relevant to the area of the industry in which you want to work.

Campus Information

NEWTON PARK

There can’t be many campuses that rival Newton Park. The parkland estate has everything you’d expect from a modern university, as well as a castle and a lake. All this and it's only four miles from the buzz of central Bath.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

We’ve got lots to share with you and to help we have split our work into three elements which will support you with:

  • Exploring your options
  • Gaining valuable experience
  • Progressing your ideas and career plans

At Bath Spa we believe you are continually exploring your options and experiencing different pathways to progression, but that this journey is not linear. It keeps on going throughout your time with us and when you leave. Some of our services cross all three areas and allow you to explore, experience and progress all in one, such as The Bath Spa Award.

We encourage you to read resources and attend events across all stages of Explore, Experience and Progress as they will offer beneficial insight and development opportunities regardless of the current stage you are at in your career journey.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above).

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

FOR INDIA

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate/Indian School Certificate (standard XII) from the following boards CBSE/CISCE/WBCHSEB, with 65%, including grade C in at least five subjects. 

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR BANGLADESH

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR NEPAL

  • Higher Secondary Education Board Examination, plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR PAKISTAN

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lanka A Levels with grades of BCC-CCC.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

IELTS 6.0. For visa nationals this must include a minimum of 5.5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.