University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Develop your own projects and explore language that is personally relevant to you. ' Roehampton is one of the top two universities in London for Journalism and among the top 15 in the country (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' We have strong links with leading media organisations and offer valuable work experience opportunities. ' Journalists, editors, producers and other figures from the worlds of media, politics and culture regularly feature as guest speakers. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Course Modules

Journalism Year 1: producing and debating journalism; creative environment; reporting Britain; news media. Optional modules: marketing and enterprise; digital photography workshop; media, culture and identity. Year 2: issues in journalism (ethics and law); the journalism industry; multimedia. Optional module: politics and the media; introduction to radio; feature writing; career preparation (journalism); travel journalism; sports journalism; website design; telling true stories; career preparation. Year 3: multimedia journalism; video journalism; magazine journalism; magazine production; journalism and news media dissertation. Optional modules: east and west (terror, power and new journalism); north and south (reporting Africa); investigative journalism; journalism assignment; multimedia journalism; video journalism; magazine journalism; magazine production; journalism and news media dissertation; work placement; popular journalism and tabloid culture. English Language and Linguistics Year 1: meaning in language; language, society and power. Optional modules: language change; accents and dialects; hands on language; language and logic; approaches and methods in language teaching; translation concepts and strategies. Year 2: English in its social context 1; English in its social context 2; discourse and conversation analysis 1; discourse and conversation analysis 2; phonetics and phonology; words and sentences 1; words and sentences 2. Optional modules: language and gender; stylistics; digital literacies; language in the media; child discourse; syntax; bilingual language use; pragmatics; writers, texts and contexts; history and theory of translation. Year 3: language acquisition; semantics; psycholinguistics; sexist language; language and the market; language issues in multilingual settings; philosophy of language; the linguistics of sign language; forensic linguistics; language disorders; 2nd language acquisition; English as a global language; English for specific purposes; intercultural communication.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA/BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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