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University of East Anglia UEA: Broadcast and Digital Journalism UK

Institution University of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Telephone 01603 591515
Study type Taught



Truth-seekers and storytellers apply here. If you want to make a difference in the world, hold power to account, and find out what’s really going on, then this is the course for you.

On this course you’ll learn the practical skills of modern journalism and learn about UK law and how government and public services are delivered.

As a future journalist you’ll be fascinated by the world around you, be a regular consumer of news, and you’ll have excellent communication skills with a high level of spoken and written English.

On this course you’ll learn how to create news stories at our Broadcast House production facility in Norwich city centre using the newsroom, radio, podcast, and TV studios.

Whether you are thinking of pursuing a career in general news journalism or you have developed an interest or specialism from your first degree, this course will help kick-start your career in journalism.

About This Course

This course is designed to equip you with the core practical skills of journalism preparing you to work in the news media or related careers. It will also help you develop the ability to reflect critically on your own work and the nature and limitations of news coverage.

Some of your modules will be taught on campus, but much of your teaching will take place at our dedicated media centre in the heart of Norwich, ‘Broadcast House.’ We are based in the former studios of Radio Broadland and Heart Radio in the centre of this attractive and newsworthy city. The building was refitted by UEA in 2021 and is home to three purpose built soundproofed studios, equipped with a radio studio, a TV studio, and a podcast studio. We also have a 24-seat newsroom with Adobe Audition, Premier Pro, our newsroom production software, and a modern TV gallery.

You’ll undertake in-depth study of UK media law and regulation. as required by prospective employers in mainstream UK journalism. You’ll study the political and civic structures which govern the UK at local and national level, giving you the essential knowledge for finding and researching news stories. You’ll visit the courts and local councils and produce news stories based on what you’ve seen.

You will practice interviewing, reporting, audio and video production, and learn how to develop and structure news stories for different media. You’ll also hear from guest speakers from the world of industry and select an optional module to further your specific interests.

Our school is home to internationally recognised experts, and you will have access to their knowledge in the fields of public affairs, politics, international relations and cultural change.


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Join UEA and you’ll belong to a world class university. UEA is a UK Top 25 university (Complete University Guide 2024) and is ranked in the UK Top 30 in the Times/Sunday Times and Guardian University 2024 guides. You’ll also be part of a thriving community located in one of the best places to live in the UK, Norwich. So whether you’re looking to broaden your career choices or develop your passion, discover how you can go further at UEA..

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