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Journalism and Screenwriting BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Students are taught by experienced, trained and practising journalists and also benefit from an exciting programme of guest lecturers from within the industry
  • Innovative approach, with modules on craft and voice, creativity and collaboration and professionalism and employment
  • High academic standards with an emphasis on critical evaluation, research skills and reflective practice
  • With its focus on developing craft capability, industry awareness, production experience and employer engagement, the Screenwriting aspect of the course reflects the requirements of training and skills organisations for the creative industries such as Creative Skillset
  • Creative teaching by academics and industry professionals, incorporating guest lectures, Skype discussion and other forms of involvement from high-level professionals in radio, TV and film
  • State-of-the-art facilities, including our new broadcasting suite officially opened by BBC’s Nick Owen in October 2013           
  • Excellent work placement opportunities, developed in collaboration with local organisations, including the BBC

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Journalism and Screenwriting.

Worcester was the perfect fit for me. The course and study were relevant and really helped in terms of vocational skills. My lecturers and staff at the digital arts centre (DAC) gave me the confidence to give it a go.

Tom El-Shawk, BA Journalism graduate.


Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points


Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Claire Wolfe
Course Leader, Journalism
01905 542240

Sarah Evans
Course Leader, Screenwriting
01905 855298

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Introduction to Journalism
Journalism Law and Ethics
Scriptwriting: Ideas and Development
Story Design and Analysis


Module options:

Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Introduction to Feature Writing
Internet Journalism
Introduction to Photojournalism

Year 2

Core modules:

Journalism, Law, Ethics and Society
Scriptwriting: Concept Development and Realisation


Module options:

Magazine Journalism
Sports Journalism
Reporting Politics (1)
Developing your Media Career
Digital Reporting Techniques
Intermediate Feature Writing
Practical Journalism Skills
Digital Photography
Screen Adaptation
Writing the Feature Film
Screening the Nation: Continuity and Change in British TV

Year 3

Core modules:

Industry, Practices and Applications


Module options:

Reporting Politics (2)
Work Placement Broadcast
Research Skills
Advanced Journalism (Theory and Practice)
Advanced Print Production
Negotiated Project
Live Radio News Production
Live Television News Production
Live New Production (Radio & TV)
Documentary Photography
Green Media
Independent Study
Screenwriting: Final Project Scriptwriting Extension Module Radio and Television Comedy



The Journalism aspect of this course will provide you with practical skills to work as a journalist or researcher, or in related communications jobs such as those in public relations. You will be well placed to progress to postgraduate study in journalism or in a wide range of other areas. Students have found employment in the following areas: radio presenting, both local and national, media research, journalism, event organising, media planning, television, theatre, marketing, public relations, campaigns, teaching and further study.

The opportunity to be introduced to current industry contacts in Screenwriting is an essential element of the progression of your work across the three years, giving you a unique insight into how your skills can transfer into employment within the media industry. There are many career path options including working in the digital arts industries, in film and television and arts organisations, and taking up university and school teaching or postgraduate academic and creative writing courses.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Journalism and Screenwriting BA (Hons) - 50P6

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

How to apply

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

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