The LL.B (Hons) Law with Investigative Journalism is a 3 year law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector and who have an interest in the British media; investigative journalism; and the relationship between the media, law and democracy. The four investigative journalism modules required for this award are:
• An introduction to journalism • Reporting • Investigative Journalism • The investigation of miscarriages of justice
The modules will give students a good understanding of (i) journalism and British media and frame their study of investigative journalism in a series of different contexts (historical; legal; ethical and academic); (ii) news-gathering and reporting with a focus on developing key journalistic skills; (iii) the role and contribution of investigative journalism particularly in the context of reporting on the justice system again with a focus on developing key journalistic skills; and (iv) the role and contribution of journalists specifically in the investigation of miscarriages of justice and their impact on reform of the criminal justice system.
As with all our LLBs, this programme has a practical focus with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options.
The course will deliver critical insight into the strong links between the disciplines of law and investigative journalism, ranging from practices which infringe consumer rights, through to major miscarriages of justice. Both the law and investigative journalism will be of interest to students with a passion for justice and with a desire to practice, especially if they wish to become barristers, where investigative journalism projects can be a good proxy for a complex case. Both areas are also impacted by new technology.
Award: LLB Professional Qualification 3 Years Full Time Taught in English