Click on the images below to preview some examples of student work, including the fabulous Charlotte Jones who talks about her time working at More! magazine while studying.
In journalism you will develop professional writing skills with an awareness of the target audience and the legal and ethical framework for publishing. The academic study of journalism involves the development of key journalistic skills including the ability to write a news story, conduct an interview and put together a feature article. Students also conduct an analysis of the differences between types of newspaper and the news values they display, examine major ethical and legal issues pertaining to the practice of journalism in the UK. In the second year there is a broadcasting stream with an emphasis on video, radio, social media and magazine layout and the final year will develop expertise in on-line journalism, advertising and corporate communication management.
Students should be keen to develop their communication skills, both written and verbal, analyse newspaper and magazine content. You need the ability to use your own initiative, work under pressure and conduct research.
A student video displaying the career paths available when studying Journalism at The University of Hertfordshire.
"I'm so glad I picked to study Film, its challenging yet so rewarding!"
"There is so much I didn't know about our society, I'm amazed at what I've learnt!"
"We do so many different projects, it's always exciting, never a dull workshop!"