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Journalism (NCTJ accredited) BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Journalism (NCTJ accredited) BA (Hons)

Program description

Journalism (NCTJ accredited) BA (Hons)

Journalism and the media play a vital role in a democracy, and this course offers the opportunity to pursue a career that’s not only exciting, but also crucial for informing debate and discussion on a wide range of questions affecting our lives.

The NCTJ accreditation is a stepping stone for those wanting to enter a career in journalism, with this being a sought-after qualification by prospective employers.

As well as exploring the traditional principles of journalism, you will learn how to become an effective, professionally qualified, multi-platform journalist, with video and photography integrated throughout the course.

Admission requirements

  • A minimum of 128 points from at least two A-levels with a science subject at grade B or above (Psychology, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths / Further Maths), or
  • BTEC National Diploma in Science at DDM, or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Science at DDM, or
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ with six higher level points in a science subject, or

  • Access to Science -overall 120 UCAS tariff with pass 45 level 3 credits at Distinction. English and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications. Equivalency not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course. At least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English.

Personal statement selection criteria

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence
  • If relevant for the course - work and life experience

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 or equivalent (with no component below 6.5) when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The skills acquired from this degree course, as well as the NCTJ qualifications, are transferable to other career paths, with many students also progressing into roles in PR and communications.

Graduates have progressed to careers with some of the UK’s biggest media companies, including major newspaper groups, magazines, PR companies and the wider communications and digital media industries.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Teaching sessions include:

  • Formal and interactive lectures
  • Staff and student seminars
  • Tutorial discussions
  • Practical and clinical based workshops
  • Inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career opportunities

First year

  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 1
  • Medical Sciences
  • Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science
  • Physics for Clinical Measurement
  • Neurosensory Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Measurement and Treatment and Work-based Learning

Second year

  • Auditory Science 1
  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 2
  • Adult Aural Rehabilitation
  • Applied Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Practice Year 2

Third year

  • Clinical Practice Year 3
  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 3
  • Auditory Science 2
  • Paediatric Audiology
  • Balance Science
  • Final Year Project

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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