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Journalism: Broadcast

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff Points 120 Minimum of 2 A Levels to include specific subjects - Media related subjects and / or English or Humanities subject (if strong personal statement, interest in current affairs) General Studies is accepted.

AS Levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs Maximum no of AS subjects accepted is 2

120 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Access Course in a Media or English subject

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Subject is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Extended Project Qualification is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in English GCSE is required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

120 UCAS Points

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff 120 To include specific subjects: Media related subjects and / or English

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

120 UCAS Points

120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

120

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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Attend an interview

Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Journalism

**Overview:**
Based in the heart of MediaCityUK, you will be taught by professional journalists in a state-of-the-art newsroom equipped with the latest new media technologies and specialised radio and television studio spaces.

Broadcast journalism is challenging, demanding and exciting work. This practical course will allow you to experience every aspect of broadcast journalism from writing and directing right down to presenting for live and recorded audiences. From day one, you will be expected to think and act like a journalist working in radio and television.

While this course will enable you to work across multiple media platforms, its main focus will encourage you to specialise in the area of broadcast journalism, allowing you to hone your ability to investigate, record, write, edit, present and produce news for radio and television formats.

You will have ample opportunity to put your skills into practice through regular news days and practical assessments. This will all be supported by the study of law, ethics and journalism theory. You will also be encouraged to contribute to the student- led broadcast, Quays News, which is supported by industry professionals and guests editors from the BBC and ITV.

Graduates have secured journalism jobs at the BBC, ITV, a range of newspapers and online sites as well as finding work in related areas such as public relations.

Modules

You will study six modules in year one, providing you with a broad understanding of journalism across print, online, radio and TV mediums.

You will then have the opportunity to pursue a specialised pathway throughout years two and three. This will allow you to build on core skills gained from your first year, as well as create your own programme route from a suite of optional modules including sports journalism, music journalism and political journalism.

The broadcast pathway will guide you towards a career in TV and radio journalism, whilst offering you the flexibility to study options in print and online. There are also pathway options in news and multimedia.

The course includes shorthand tuition, allowing you to reach the gold standard of 100wpm, as well as broadcast workshops in editing and use of equipment, including cameras and recording devices.

Your final year will include multi-platform newsdays in our MediaCityUK newsroom and work placements with our industry partners.

Throughout your study, you will also be offered the opportunity to take NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) examinations.

Assessment methods

50% Workshops, 30% Lectures and 20% Newsdays

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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.

69%
med
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

56%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Media professionals
16%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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