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Journalism and Social Communication, BA full-time studies in English

Registration - EU applicants

Registration - non-EU applicants


Career opportunities

Studies prepare for:

  • performing the profession of a journalist and tasks of media employees in press, radio, television and online and mobile media
  • related professions: public relations specialist (PR agencies), promotion and communication specialist (local and professional units and bodies), Internet marketing specialist, internet analyst, press spokesman, media and communication advisor/consultant (political and business institutions, parliamentary offices, election staffs, non-governmental organizations), photographer, computer graphic designer

Studies allow you to gain a professional workshop of a journalist or a specialist in social communication.

A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Social Communication entitles you to:

  • apply for MA programmes
  • continue education on postgraduate studies

 

STUDY PROGRAMME


Work placements

  • Compulsory work placements

120 hours of specialized apprenticeships: in traditional and online media, in public relations agencies and companies, in advertising agencies, in promotion offices, in press officers’ offices, in local government and government administration institutions, non-governmental organizations, etc.

  • Optional work placements

offer available in the Career Office of the Catholic University of Lublin – according to your own predispositions, interests and the needs of the labor market.

Professional practice includes activity in the University Media Center (Radio KUL, TV KUL), as well as social student activity within the Scientific Club of Students of Journalism and Social Communication, the Editorial Office of “Coś Nowego”, Fotpress Photo Gallery, Passion TV Television Agency, co-organizing the Media Knowledge Olympiad, the Media Olympiad, the Film Knowledge and Social Communication Olympiad; Intercollegiate Rhetorical Competition.



Skills acquired by graduates

  1. Ability to collect information;
  2. Ability to prepare journalistic materials in various forms and genres;
  3. An ethical attitude that guarantees the preservation of moral standards;
  4. Knowledge of the legal bases necessary in the work of a journalist;
  5. Ability to work in a team.

Specialist competences:

Skills necessary to work in new media:

  1. the use of ICT and mobile devices for journalistic work and for the study of online media;
  2. creating, editing and publishing journalistic materials on the web;
  3. ability to set up and run an online medium.

Skills necessary to work in radio and television editorial offices:

  1. the ability to use a variety of journalistic genres of radio and television;
  2. editing, preparation of basic radio genres, independent preparation of a radio information service, the ability to work with a microphone;
  3. operating recording equipment, carrying out editing using a computer program;
  4. preparation of basic television genres, work in front of the camera;
  5. working with a camera, making a television montage using a computer program, writing film and television scripts.

Skills necessary to work in modern promotion, advertising and social communication:

  1. practical knowledge of building a PR strategy, maintaining a positive image of the organization and creating various promotional activities;
  2. knows about the work of press officers;
  3. practical knowledge in the field of creating and implementing advertising strategies and promotional materials as well as work in advertising agencies.

  1. use of communication techniques e.g. for the purpose of self-presentation;
  2. coping with stress;
  3. care for the culture of the language;
  4. knowledge and application of the rules applicable to negotiation and dialogue;
  5. having the ability to speak effectively in public and conduct discussions

Language competence:

– can speak English (or a foreign language of their choice) at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;

– speaks English, including terminology in the field of journalism and social communication

  1. the ability to negotiate, conclude contracts, conclude contracts;
  2. networking useful at work (networking);
  3. ability to conduct job interviews;
  4. creating a plan for professional self-development;
  5. the ability to set up and run a simple business.

  1. knowledge and use of the MS Office environment in journalistic work: Word, Power Point, Excel and other useful computer programs and applications;
  2. use of basic graphic programs and programs used for assembly;
  3. carrying out radio and television editing using a computer program.

  1. Has elementary research skills allowing to analyze research data as well as to construct and conduct simple media studies; is able to formulate conclusions, develop and present results (using ICT) and indicate directions for further research.
  2. Can assess the usefulness of typical methods, procedures and good practices for the implementation of tasks related to various spheres of social communication.
  3. He is ready to undertake studies at the master’s level.

Education requirements for admission

The result is expressed in percentage scale.

Competition on the basis of secondary school certificate – the result of the written test is scored on the two of following subjects:

a) English language (50% of the final result) and

b) one of the following subjects: mathematics, foreign language, history, civic education, geography, Latin and ancient culture, history of art, history of music or philosophy (50% of the final result). If an applicant passed more than one of the above subjects, the best result is taken into consideration.

An applicant while registering is also required to submit a certificates confirming English proficiency at level B2:

  • Polish Matura examination in English at the advanced level in the written part only with the result 60% or higher,
  • or a certificate confirming English language at level B2 (list of the English B2 Certificates)

The result is expressed in 1-6 or 2-5 scale, you can choose whichever scale! For the secondary school certificate obtained abroad choose “0” and upload your scanned SSC. Admissions Office KUL will convert your results into Polish grading system.

Competition on the basis of secondary school certificate – the result of the written test is scored on the two of following subjects:

a) English language (50% of the final result) and

b) one of the following subjects: mathematics, foreign language, history, civic education, geography, Latin and ancient culture, history of art, history of music or philosophy (50% of the final result). If an applicant passed more than one of the above subjects, the best result is taken into consideration.

An applicant while registering is also required to submit one of the certificates confirming English proficiency at level B2 (list of the English B2 Certificates)

Applicants with IB diploma issued in Geneva are required to submit required documents and will receive a maximum score if the total result on the diploma is at least 28 points.

Visit “Study in English” page to get more information about procedure, documents and fees.