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Fashion and Beauty Journalism BA (Hons)

Birmingham City University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    P502

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    91st

    6
  • Subject Ranking

    57th

    3 (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    113

  • Graduate Prospects

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    61

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.03

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Get practical preparation for a career reporting on the fashion and beauty industry with BA (Hons) Fashion and Beauty Journalism You’ll develop the skills to cover a range of topics for print, digital, TV and radio, including live events, interviews and running collaborative liveblogs. You’ll also explore the global impact of fashion and beauty journalism on audiences. Students will be armed with mobile reporting kits to work as real reporters from day one.We pride ourselves on teaching creative, contemporary journalism underpinned by traditional values and skills. That means learning the core media and communication skills that every working reporter needs before you specialise in an area that interests you.You’ll be challenged academically – often by some of the industry’s leading names – and you’ll be expected to undertake meaningful work experience placements in media environments, and work on live stories, learning how to craft a story in a way that engages the audience.By the time you graduate, you’ll be a thinking journalist with a specialism in fashion and beauty. You’ll also be adaptable to the changes that the industry faces. Birmingham City University's journalism graduates have gone on to work for Sky, BBC, Trinity Mirror and the Express & Star. Others have scooped prestigious awards at the Midlands Media Awards while still studying.BA (Hons) Fashion and Beauty Journalism is delivered by industry experts from broadcast, print and digital and provides a strong foundation for a future professional career with a range of related outlets, from magazines to online platforms.The Live Newsroom modules will get you to the heart of the action, covering a range of stories across a wide variety of fashion and beauty areas and preparing coverage for our award-winning Birmingham Eastside website and other partner outlets. You will get the chance to apply practical mobile reporting skills in a real-world environment for platforms including TV, radio, print and digital. Our strong links with key journalism organisations means you’ll also get the chance to work on live briefs and projects throughout the course.Teaching is delivered in state-of-the-art studios and facilities, as well as on location. Our newsroom media hub allows for collaborative work as part of the wider Birmingham City University journalism community, while access to the University’s innovative School of Fashion and Textiles will also offer a whole host of opportunities on your doorstep.Through our Global and Community Impact modules there will be a chance to undertake placements as well as embed yourself within communities and fashion organisations to tackle key issues in real depth.The focus on innovation and entrepreneurship will encourage you to think critically about the journalism landscape. This will allow you to be one step ahead of future trends in world of fashion and beauty journalism.

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • HND (BTEC)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • HNC (BTEC)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Extended Project
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

Grades / Points

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Details

A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.subject excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

91st

About this University

Birmingham City University successfully combines innovative teaching and learning, sector-leading student support and effective partnerships with some of the country's top employers. With a history dating back to 1843, university status was achieved in 1992, and the Birmingham City University name adopted in 2007.

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