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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Do you want to study the UK's best Journalism undergraduate degree? Our BA (Hons) Journalism course has been awarded the Best Performing Undergraduate Course for 2017-18 by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). This is based on the number of students gaining the Gold Standard for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. The profession of journalism has evolved rapidly over the last few years and the skills you need to excel as a journalist have changed. If you want to hold those in power to account and keep the public informed, educated and entertained, this NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Journalism degree course prepares you for a career in this field.From learning how to podcast, layout magazine spreads and create video reports to the important skills of uncovering and writing breaking stories to deadline, you'll learn how to make the most of everything that today's 24-hour rolling news culture throws at you.Whether your interests lie in news reporting, coverage of sport or reviewing the latest films and music, you'll develop the essential skills and experience to send you to the top of any editor's wish list.**Accredited by:**This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), 1 of 3 professional bodies that accredit journalism training in the UK. You'll automatically be entered into the examinations that lead to the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.The NCTJ accreditation also lets potential employers know that this course gives you the relevant skills and abilities you need to work as a journalist when you graduate. This gives you an edge over students who didn't do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs.**What you'll experience**On this Journalism degree course you'll:- Put your skills into practice in our newsroom equipped with the latest hardware and software used by the press- Work as an editorial team with other students to produce magazines, newspapers and Web articles to deadline- Have the chance to take exams that lead to the industry-recognised National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism- Learn from expert journalists who have experience working on international, national, regional and online publications- Work through a programme that we've developed with input from experts working at The Sun and The Daily Mail, regional media groups such as Johnston Press, Newsquest and Trinity Mirror and national public relations agencies- Get valuable experience and build industry contacts on a formal 10-day journalism-based work placement as part of your study- Have the opportunity to do further work placements throughout your degree, including a 1-year placement- Take shorthand training – you'll aim to reach writing speeds of 100 words per minute- Expand your network by meeting visiting professionals from industry bodies such as The Daily Mail, Dream Team FC, The Times, Novara Media, Sky News and the Cabinet Office**Careers and opportunities**Having an NCTJ-accredited degree and NCTJ Diploma in Journalism gives you many career options.Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:- national, regional and local newspapers- magazines- radio and television stations- online publications- public relations- corporate communications and marketing- digital marketing and social mediaRoles they've gone on to include:- trainee reporter- social media editor- campaign assistant- public relations account executive- digital marketing executive- sports reporterOther graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful freelancing careers with help and support from the University.After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 52%

    78th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    30th

    19

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