Joint Honours degrees
English and American Literature and Journalism - BA (Hons)
Many students of literature take an active interest in current affairs and some aspire to work as journalists. After all, journalism is more than an exciting and glamorous occupation. At its best, by informing what millions believe, holding power to account and challenging injustice, it reinforces the most cherished values of democratic societies.
This exciting joint honours programme introduces you to some of the basic skills journalists use. Through study of core modules in reporting and feature writing you will learn to write accurate news reports, features and reviews. You will learn the essentials of media law and you will have opportunities to explore journalism’s history and its relationship with parliamentary democracy. You will read examples of great reporting and consider some of the challenges facing journalism in the age of the internet.
Cultural Studies and Media and Journalism - BA (Hons)
Cultural Studies and Media and Journalism at Kent is an innovative degree programme where we combine the study of these areas to explore the complexity of contemporary media and culture in our rapidly changing global society.
This joint honours degree offers an academically rigorous approach to the study of mediated cultural forms, practices and technologies and their vital social, political and economic implications alongside journalism skills. We examine a range of areas, from digital media and journalism, to the creative and cultural industries, to social identities and sub-cultures.You will also be introduced to some of the basic skills journalists use.