Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Degree: Bachelor
Professional Qualification: Journalist
Mode of Study: full-time, part-time
Length of Study: 4 years

Programme Profile:
The Bachelor programme in Journalism covers subjects which help students to acquire knowledge of the main topics in journalism – politics, business, culture and social issues. Students learn to write, edit and present journalistic texts for the media and agencies. They also study graphic design and image journalism. Students learn about the specific character of e-media, means of expression, radio-,TV- and e-media genres, the theory and practice of programming in Bulgaria and abroad. Emphasis is put on the modern trends in print and e-media at home and abroad, as well as in agency journalism. The programme provides differential training in the spheres of press, radio and TV. Students have internship in training studios and in real media environment.

Practical Training and Internship:
During their studies, students have one-month summer internship in print media, radio, TV and e-media. The internship aims at providing students with the opportunity to have a real idea of the specific character of organizing work in different types of media (press, radio, TV, online) and to learn to organize media functioning, to plan the process of writing a journalistic text depending on the type of media. Journalism students are provided the opportunity to practise for the student newspaper Students’ Passions, in the students’ radio studio and in the training TV centre, where they write in different journalism genres, work in teams, prepare news programmes containing their own coverage of the event reported. Students can practise abroad within the Erasmus+ Programme.

Student Mobility:
The European programme Erasmus+ provides opportunities to the students to receive a grant and study abroad at BFU partner universities in the UK, Portugal, Poland, etc.

Career Opportunities:
Bachelors in Journalism can work as: reporters, commentators, editors and publicists in print and electronic media and information agencies; managers of press-centres; experts in advertising agencies; lecturers and managers in special journalism departments at home and abroad; publishers; media agents.

Admission of Bulgarian students is based on their matriculation exam grades or entrance exam grades.
Admission of international students is based on their secondary education diploma allowing them access to higher education in their country of origin.

 Curriculum and Syllabi