This course is open for applications.


BA(Hons) Journalism and Public Relations (with Foundation Year)

About this Course

  • Course Code: PP5F
  • Entry Year: 2018/19
  • Award Type: BA(Hons)
  • Course Name: Journalism and Public Relations (with Foundation Year)
  • Duration: Four years
  • Campus: Foundation Year: Frenchay and Years one to three: City Campus
  • Tariff Points: 64

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year zero (foundation year)

You will study:

  • Academic Skills for Arts and Humanities
  • Thought, Ideas and Myths: past, present and future
  • Bristol, Arts and Culture
  • Extended Project.

You normally need to pass your foundation year before going into year one.

Year one

You will study:

  • Newsgathering
  • Introduction to Journalism and Public Communication
  • Civic Journalism
  • Public Relations Skills.

Year two

You will study:

  • Visual Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism 1
  • Reputation Management
  • Researching Journalism and Public Communication
  • Digital Communication Management.

Final year

You will study:

  • PR Consultancy Skills.

Plus three optional modules from:

  • Independent Project OR Journalism Dissertation
  • Journalism Innovations
  • Newsroom Practice
  • Activism and the Media
  • Advanced Feature Writing
  • Work Experience.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.