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Why should you study a journalism degree abroad?

Studying a journalism degree abroad will give you the skills to work across the media in a wide variety of areas. Depending on your interests and the course that you choose, you are likely to study modules including:

  • Media law
  • Shorthand
  • Media history
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Writing skills
  • Public affairs
  • Sports reporting
  • News reporting
  • Court reporting
  • Production journalism/sub-editing
  • Video production
  • Business of magazines
If your interests are very specific, you might choose a degree such as fashion journalism or broadcast journalism – although more general degrees are widely available. An important part of journalism training is hands on experience, so work experience is also an important part of journalism courses.

How can you benefit from studying a journalism degree abroad?

Many different types of people get into journalism – the areas is vast and diverse, and covers everything from being a news anchor on evening television to reporting on football at major tournaments or chasing Hollywood stars on the red carpet.

Whilst journalism jobs cover many vastly different areas, to be successful in your journalism degree you must have qualities including attention to detail, an eye for a good story, an adventurous streak and an interest in people.

Choosing to study a journalism degree abroad will give you many skills that are applicable to a variety of different areas. The specific journalism skills you will learn include:

  • Proof reading
  • Finding a story
  • Video production
  • Knowledge of ethics
  • Knowledge of the law
  • How to put a magazine/newspaper together
  • How advertising works
  • How to write news, features and comment

What types of jobs can you apply for with this degree?

Those with journalism degrees are qualified for more than just news reporting – they may decide to move into areas such as PR, or may find that their interests lie in broadcast or behind the scenes work. Some of the jobs you might do with a journalism degree include:

  • Foreign correspondent
  • Magazine editor
  • Video production manager
  • News reader
  • Science reporter
  • Local newspaper journalist
  • TV researcher
  • National newspaper journalist
  • Travel correspondent
  • PR executive
  • Marketing executive
  • Journalism teacher/lecturer

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