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University Centre Peterborough

BA (Hons) Journalism

UCAS Code: P500

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

Entry requirements


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A levels required; 3 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Our journalism course is designed to enable you to train and develop as a practitioner so that you will be the ones to report tomorrow’s news. If you want to become a journalist and explore what journalism is and where it is heading, this is the perfect course for you.
Delivered at the state-of-the-art Media and Journalism Centre in the heart of the city and at the University Centre main campus, you will learn under the guidance of current industry professionals and be given a practical grounding in print, radio, photo and online journalism.
You will learn how to produce imaginative and incisive copy to deadline and as well as developing a range of skills to ensure you have the creativity and versatility to thrive in today’s industry. You’ll look at the problems, pitfalls and potential for today’s journalism, studying its past and debating its future. If your interest is sport or fashion journalism we will support you in this allowing you to specialise throughout the course.
During your time with us you will have the opportunity to work with local and regional partners in Peterborough and undertake exciting paid internships with local businesses and placements at major consumer magazine titles. You will also have the opportunity to learn from professional journalists and media professionals in our guest speaker events organised by students and staff.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

Year one core modules Law for Journalists Reporting Skills Introduction to Digital Media Advanced Reporting Skills Introduction to Magazines Introduction to Broadcast Year two core modules Politics and the Media Shorthand Digital Publishing Year three core modules Live News Production Research Methods Undergraduate Major Project Professional Practice

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment will include: Portfolio of work Commissioned professional briefs Essays and seminars Three modules have an examination as part of the assessment Internship

Tuition fees

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£8,000
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£8,000
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Northern Ireland
£8,000
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Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

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