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Media, Journalism and Politics

Media, Journalism and Politics Overview

Explore the dynamic realm of journalism and media at Hertfordshire International College (HIC). Our pathway programme goes beyond the ordinary, preparing you for the ever-evolving landscape of politics, media and journalism. Join us and step into a world where your passion for storytelling meets the practical skills needed to make an impact.

From reporting breaking news to crafting advertising copy and social media posts, this field is a vibrant force shaping our society’s interactions and perspectives. Studying media and journalism with us delves into the interplay between theoretical knowledge and practical skills, positioning you on the front line of effective communication with diverse audiences.

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For May 1 semester foundation course, only the following are available:

  • BA (Hons) Journalism and Digital Media
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media and Communications


Foundation in Humanities

BA (Hons) Journalism and Digital Media / BA (Hons) Mass Communications / BA (Hons) Digital Media and Communications

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (one and two semester module)
  • Introduction to Media Technology (one and two semester module)
  • Business Studies (one and two semester module)
  • Introduction to Mass Communication (one and two semester module)
  • Principles of ICT (only on 2 semester programme)
  • Globalisation (only on 2 semester programme)
  • People and Society (only on 2 semester programme)
  • Business Management (only on 2 semester programme)

Progression rule to First Year: Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules.

First Year (Integrated)

HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during First Year (Integrated).

Progression rule to Second Year and Module Information: More information about the University’s degree modules can be found on the University’s Programme Specifications, these are available under the ‘Further Information’ section on the course pages. Progression rules are also outlined in this document.


  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Political Risk Analyst


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