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Journalism BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

Key Information

Course duration: 3 - 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

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

Subject Ranking

Ranked 15th for Communication & Media Studies (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    130
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    80.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
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    3.94 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: P500

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: ABB
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year

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The Course

Summary

The BA in Journalism will emphasise four key areas: the development of your professional journalism skills across all platforms; the study of the concepts and controversies back grounding and surrounding 21st century journalism; work placements in professional journalism during your studies and entrepreneurial Journalism. Journalism in the 21st century needs journalists who are comfortable operating across all platforms. This course will allow you to develop skills in broadcasting and digital/multi-media platforms as well as traditional print journalism so you can work in any and all media.

You will also receive a thorough grounding on key journalistic skills in core areas such as news-gathering and interviewing. You will be strongly encouraged to do industry placements with professional organisations, either as part of their degree or alongside it. Alongside developing skills, you will also investigate the context and controversies which make journalism so interesting, relevant and crucial to society and democracy. In this way this course is a strong blend of practical, academic and professional education, designed to produce students who can produce industry standard journalism, reflect on their practice and that of others and carry out useful and informative industrial placements. In short the central aim of the course is to help students learn to think like journalists.

Start Dates

  • 23 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Leicester

University League Table Ranking: 34th

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Postal Address

Media and Communication and Sociology
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
ENGLAND

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