Whatever your career ambitions we will help you to develop your journalism skills in your own specialism.
Study journalism at Bedfordshire and you will learn from experienced journalists and editors, academics, research students and alumni who present readings and seminars, and engage in cross-media, multimedia and web-based journalism projects.
Dedicated journalism facilities within the Media Centre will help you to gain practical skills and experience making you career ready.
Our TV News Days are an exciting, adrenaline-filled opportunity to make live news programming in the newsroom right here at the University.
Guest editors from industry will guide you as as you learn to shoot, edit and write for television in a professional environment keeping to deadlines and observing all the journalistic codes of conduct.
In May 2017 Paul Rowinski, one of our senior lecturers in journalism won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award for the whole of the faculty.
In the previous year Kate Ironside, senior lecturer in journalism, won two Vice Chancellor's Student Experience Awards:
Citiblog is our own student-led local news website.
The University of Bedfordshire’s journalism team proposed and organised, through the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the collaboration of 13 universities reporting the general election of 2017.
Bedfordshire students from across our journalism courses, from first years to postgraduate students, planned, produced and presented the overnight programme as well as joining students from other universities reporting from the counts.
As a journalism graduate of the School of Culture and Communications you will join a growing band of former students who have gone on to have successful careers in the creative industries.
After securing a role at Capital Birmingham while still a student, Joe then progressed to present the coveted Friday night show on Capital FM broadcasting across the UK.
"It's a real dream come true to be given my own slot on the Capital network broadcasting across the UK, especially on a Friday night which has such importance in setting the mood for the entire weekend” said Joe.
"I still have to pinch myself when I look at all the names of presenters I've loved, listened too and learned from for a long time now alongside my name on the schedule, it's such a massive honour.” Read more about how Joe is rising through the ranks of the radio world
Mark is Content Writer for a business-to-business marketing company.
"With a flexible course structure which incorporates modern-day relevant examples, the International Journalism (MA) is the ideal mixture of theoretical and practical necessary for the modern day journalist. Combine this with a critical analysis of pan-European institutes and global corporations and you achieve the level of thinking required to challenge in such a competitive industry. Give yourself the edge, be a Master of the Art, study International Journalism. "
Emily still runs her blog and also works for the MailOnline's marketing department.
Samuel is a reporter for international news agency, Reuters.
"This course gives you the knowledge and the confidence to embrace a breadth of important and challenging subjects, and communicate these across a range of platforms to an international audience."
Jack is acting Deputy News Editor at Now magazine. Jack White knows the importance of doing work experience and how to land that dream job: "Aside from the obvious reporting skills and ambition needed to make it in this industry, it’s definitely important to make and maintain contacts. People I met during work experience in 2014 while I was at uni have been huge help when applying for paid jobs and this year – after the recommendation of someone I interned for – I was made acting Deputy News Editor at Now magazine."