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Digital Media and Magazine Publishing (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)

Entry requirements


64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MPP

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

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subjects

Journalism

Digital media

Publishing

BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media & Magazine Publishing (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, including a foundation year to help develop your creativity before you embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement.

Are you a budding journalist, or keen to get into the publishing business? Our new BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media & Magazine Publishing degree at UCA Epsom is a unique course that combines the skills you'll need for both areas.

This course covers the practical and technical skills involved in digital and print-based journalism, with a core focus on editing, production and a professional understanding of the business of publishing.

You will gain the knowledge to manage the publishing process from idea generation to publication, employ a range of different writing and visual skills, learn to pitch and commission stories and gain hands-on experience in producing a publication across print and digital media formats. Along the way, you'll be taught by an experienced team of journalists and editors from the publishing world of Music, Fashion and Lifestyle media.

Working alongside students on a range of fashion, music and business courses, you'll develop a deep understanding of the business of digital media, and the role of the journalist within it. You'll also gain important skills in networking, self-promotion, interviewing and communication.

Throughout the course, you'll develop skills through individual and collaborative work in both studio and industry environments, including a work placement (or Professional Practice Year, if you choose that option) and live project briefs, as well as learning from teaching staff with a wealth of knowledge and connections.

Your studies will culminate in the production of a comprehensively researched independent print publication with a partner website or digital platform.

By graduation, you’ll be fully equipped to enter the publishing industry, with the skills, knowledge, confidence and portfolio of varied work that you need to take you onwards.

*Course subject to updating. This programme has previously been titled BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism & Publishing.

The Uni


Course location:

Epsom

Department:

Business

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

93%
high
Journalism

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Media studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

Media, journalism and communications

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Media professionals
15%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Media professionals

Media, journalism and communications

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Media professionals
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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