52 nd
Impact Rankings 2020
201+
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, United Kingdom

Journalism and Politics - University of Worcester

**Overview** Journalism is vocationally focused and aims to support you to acquire the knowledge and skills that will equip you to work in today's multi-platform media environment. You are taught by experienced, trained and still practising journalists in state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities (including new radio studios linked to a newsroom and newly refurbished TV studios). There are opportunities for work placements with local media organisations (including the BBC) and a host of guest lectures by high-profile visitors to the course. You are able to tailor your studies to focus on particular aspects of journalism (from sports journalism to political journalism) or to branch out into wider areas of media and communications. Your learning is hands-on, with an emphasis on supporting you to seek journalism and communications roles once you have graduated. Politics addresses the fact that increasing numbers of people are turning away from party politics and finding other ways of 'speaking out' (through pressure groups, for example, or development of online communities, through mass protest and other forms of 'resistance' or civil disobedience, or through new approaches to campaigning). It is structured to provide a 'people centred' view of politics past and present, examining people's struggles to change worlds and to try to get things done and how they develop their systems of government, or interact with them, to solve problems and address injustice. At the centre of all these investigations are students' developing understandings of the workings of power in all its forms. **Key Features** -Put aside your preconceptions about politics. If you are interested in people and the issues that they care about, this is the course for you -Understand the issues that confront us all, get involved, make your voice heard and make a difference -State-of-the-art Journalism facilities, including our new broadcasting suite -Excellent work placement opportunities, developed in collaboration with local organisations, including the BBC -Students are taught by experienced, trained and practising journalists and also benefit from an exciting programme of guest lecturers from within the industry **Learn more about the course at our Open Days** Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course at our subject specific talks, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester. Book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days