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Games Journalism and PR

3 Years
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Study on site
BA (Hons)
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Journalism and PR (public relations) focused on games. It will be unique and will tap into a market that has never before been specifically addressed anywhere in the world. Approximately 25% of the modules will be delivered by the games department.
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  • September 2017

Open to applicants from:

  •  Open to applicants from England
  •  Open to applicants from Northern Ireland
  •  Open to applicants from Scotland
  •  Open to applicants from Wales
  •  Open to applicants from Rest of EU
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Why study this course

Imagine how you’d feel if you could embark on a career where you were paid to write and talk about gaming. All day. Every day. If you’d enjoy researching and reporting on this exciting, everchanging area, this course is for you. Our Games Journalism and PR (public relations) degree is delivered by experienced practitioners and academics. You’ll gain a full set of modern multimedia skills - including social media - with a specific focus on games and gaming. You’ll also get to specialise in areas like video, online, writing and PR.


College Road

Stoke on Trent



United Kingdom

More about this course

The course is structured around lectures, seminars, practical workshops and independent study. You’ll have access to industry-standard technical facilities for researching and writing, recording and editing for video, text and audio content. You’ll be assessed through a mixture of practical journalism, essays, exams, class tests, reports and presentations and either a self-managed major project or an academic dissertation. You’ll also have the opportunity to take exams set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Your focus will be on learning how to produce content – text, audio and video – to professional standards, with an emphasis on real-world publication and transmission. And you’ll reinforce that real-world emphasis during your placement (Year 2).

After the course

As a Games Journalism and PR graduate, you’ll be highly sought-after due to the phenomenal growth of gaming and games media industries. You’ll also be suited to media work in general – and in all workplaces that pay a premium for smart, accurate and fast communications.
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