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University of Huddersfield

Journalism

UCAS Code: P500

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Journalism

Our BA in Journalism looks to the future of the media. We’ll help you develop the skills and knowledge vital to being a journalist in the digital age, so you can tell the stories that matter online and on mobile. You'll learn all aspects of reporting, from researching stories and carrying out interviews, to writing articles for newspapers and online.

Why study Journalism at Huddersfield?

* 95% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018).

* You'll make radio pieces, film video reports, design magazines, write blogs and use a variety of social media tools.

* Internationally leading academics will help you develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges in journalistic work and introduce you to cutting-edge digital tools, resources and methods.

* With a variety of optional modules, our journalism degree gives you the opportunity to tailor your programme to your own interests and career ambitions from television to magazines and beyond.

* You'll meet a wide range of guest tutors and speakers, kick starting your networking with experts in the industry.

As the work of journalists changes dramatically in a digital world, this course helps you understand how the emergence of new media platforms impacts on journalistic practice and media industries. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to make and analyse media, exploring how technological change shapes media genres and texts, how to operate as a journalist across media formats and platforms, and how to become a successful PR practitioner.

Journalism is one of the most exciting and fast-changing careers around, and at Huddersfield we’ve got our eyes fixed firmly on the future. From using online tools to tell stories in creative new ways, to developing the crucial analytical skills that are vital for working in today’s media, we aim to make sure the next generation of journalists have the abilities they need to get their careers off to a flying start. ~ Richard Jones, Course Leader for Journalism and Music Journalism.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Writing for the Media and Storytelling
Video and Audio Production
Users
Industries
Technology
Texts

Year 2
Core modules:
Media Work
Methods in Media, Communication and Journalism Research

Option modules:
Choose up to four from a list which may include:
Reporting and Writing
Magazine Design and Production
Participatory Media and Fans
Television and Video Journalism
Digital Radio and Audio Production
Sports Broadcasting – Commentary and Writing
Promotional Culture and PR

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final Year
Core modules:
Political Reporting
Dissertation / Practice Dissertation

Students not taking the optional placement year also take:
Media Industry Project

Option modules:
Choose up to two from a list which may include:
Journalism Innovation
Investigative Journalism
Media Policy, Law and Ethics
Video Shorts: Music, Advertising and Short film
The Multi-Platform Newsroom
Writing Techniques Across Media (Transmedia Writing)
Digital Media, Data and Analysis
Stars and Celebrity
Video Games and Culture
Journalism Innovation
Investigative Journalism

Assessment methods

We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of English History and Linguistics (ADEHL)

TEF rating:
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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.

64%
low
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Media professionals
9%
Functional managers and directors
9%
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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

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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