Journalism Project (P5003)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

The module involves the development and production of a critical journalism project on a topic of your choice. The module builds on your practical, analytical and critical skills acquired in the course of your study and enables you to develop these skills further by working on pieces of print or broadcast (radio or television) journalism. You will be required to engage in research for your project and engage with academic and other reading on the area you wish to develop as a means to framing your own project. 

Work on the project is supported through weekly workshops/seminars focussed on particular conceptual issues and practical skills that you face as well as thorugh tutorials with a project supervisor. You will have the opportunity to develop presentations and report back to the seminar group on progress with your projects on a regular basis. You are also expected to reflect critically on the whole process in a project report.


63%: Practical (Workshop)
38%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Project, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: