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BA (Hons) Journalism with Media Studies

University of Portsmouth
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Portsmouth
English

Program description

BA (Hons) Journalism with Media Studies

Are you a budding critic, publisher or journalist?

This BA (Hons) Journalism with Media Studies degree course gives you a critical and practical understanding of the media field while providing a grounding in journalism disciplines and techniques.

You'll learn from academics with extensive experience in the journalism and media fields and use professional-grade media analysis and media production facilities.

With the option to take multiple industry placements and get National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualifications, you can tailor your study on this course to best fit your ideal journalistic or media career.

Admission requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels – BBB–BBC
  • UCAS points – 112–120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
  • International Baccalaureate – 25

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules in this year currently include:

  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Contemporary Media Events
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Journalism in Context
  • Law for Journalists
  • NCTJ Court Reporting
  • NCTJ Essential Law
  • Reporting

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Feature Writing and News Analysis
  • Media networks: Exploring Digital Culture

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice
  • Ethical Issues in Modern Journalism
  • Factual Media Production
  • Law for Journalists
  • Media Networks: Exploring Digital Culture
  • Media, Culture and National Identity
  • NCTJ Court Reporting
  • NCTJ Essential Law
  • NCTJ Essential PA
  • NCTJ Press and Public Relations
  • NCTJ Shorthand 100
  • NCTJ Shorthand 100 resit
  • NCTJ Shorthand 110
  • NCTJ Shorthand 120
  • NCTJ Shorthand 60
  • NCTJ Shorthand 80
  • NCTJ Sports Journalism
  • NCTJ Video Journalism
  • Newsbeat
  • Press and Public Relations
  • Professional Experience
  • Propaganda
  • Screen Media
  • Smartphone Journalism
  • Social Issues in the Media
  • Social Journalism Theory
  • Specialist Journalism
  • Student Enterprise
  • Transmedia Narratives and Strategies

Year 3

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Cultures of Consumption
  • Digital Media and Democracy
  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Global Journalism and Human Rights
  • Journalism Special Investigation
  • Media Fan Cultures
  • Placement
  • Money, Government and Power
  • NCTJ Court Reporting
  • NCTJ Essential Journalism
  • NCTJ Essential Journalism: Ethics and Regulation Test
  • NCTJ Essential Law
  • NCTJ Essential PA
  • NCTJ Multimedia Portfolio
  • NCTJ Press and Public Relations
  • NCTJ Shorthand 100
  • NCTJ Shorthand 100 resit
  • NCTJ Shorthand 110
  • NCTJ Shorthand 120
  • NCTJ Shorthand 60
  • NCTJ Shorthand 80
  • NCTJ Sports Journalism
  • NCTJ Video Journalism
  • News, War and Peace
  • Newsroom Production
  • Placement
  • Representing Science in the Media
  • TV Drama and Society
  • TV Talk Shows
  • Writing and Producing Magazines

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich with work placement

Tuition fees

  • For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250
  • For International students: £15,500

Career opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with a Journalism with Media Studies degree?

Previous graduates from this course have gone on to work in areas including:

  • online, newspaper, magazine and broadcast journalism
  • social media
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • corporate communications
  • publishing
  • teaching (with further study)

What jobs can you do with a Journalism with Media Studies degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • campaign assistant
  • editorial assistant
  • PR and marketing assistant
  • trainee reporter
  • journalist

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University of Portsmouth

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Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

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University of Portsmouth

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PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
United Kingdom

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