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Plymouth Marjon University

Journalism with Photography

UCAS Code: JPT1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Broadcast journalism

On this course, you will work with the other Journalism students, learning all the relevant skills of modern journalism but with a distinct focus on photography. Within modern media, editors are aware that the right picture sells a story and are looking for people with the skillset to capture this. You will also develop powerful writing, editing, film-making and people skills, which will mean you are in demand.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Fantastic media facilities on site.
• Degree developed with our partners Fotonow who specialise in photography that tells a social impact story.
• Close-knit industry links, giving you numerous networking opportunities, including working on the BBC campus at our new development The Workshop.

**What might I become?**
You might become a journalist or photo-journalist working locally, nationally or internationally, with a particular focus on telling stories through photography. Your skills would be transferable to many industries but particularly marketing or events.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Journalism with Photography at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our well-equipped Journalism and Media (JAM) Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day.**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Journalism

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£16,500
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
61%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Media professionals

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