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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you interested in the media, in how opinions are formed, in how stories are told and in giving voice to those with no voice? If so, you could love a career in journalism On our Journalism degree, you’ll enjoy working right on the BBC campus in Plymouth, giving you incredible opportunities to learn from, network with and support one of the largest BBC centres in the countryYou’ll have plenty of close involvement with current active journalists, allowing you to learn about the industry from the industry. The Journalism courses run side by side, with each team tackling their relevant subject areas. The set-up replicates a busy news room. You will produce articles for magazines, newspapers and online, as well as developing packages for TV and radioYou’ll gain experience in all types of media; filming, presenting, writing and photography, making you highly employable, not only in journalism or the media but also in marketing or communication disciplines. You will become a highly skilled “people person” adept at understanding what people are interested in, how they might react and what their needs are. You will also of course become an effective and versatile writer and communicator. In the classroom, you’ll study theory such as the legal issues affecting the industry, cross-platform publishing and court reportingWhy this course at Marjon?• Opportunity to work right on the BBC campus in the former Broadcasting House, now redeveloped as The Workshop.• On-campus newsroom packed with all the recording and broadcasting kit currently used by the pros with no charge for equipment hire, and 24 hour access for students.• Professional software for editing film, magazine, newspaper and online output• Regular live news days where you get to experience the professional expectations of a busy newsroom across print, radio, the internet and TV• Gain confidence in newspapers, digital publishing and broadcasting on radio and television• Opportunity to try out various roles including editing, presenting, producing and news gathering.• Industry guests from the world of journalism, for example from Match of the Day, The Guardian, ITV and the BBC• In addition to our second year placement module, we also facilitate regular work experience for our students across the region with recent students benefitting from experience at the BBC, Plymouth Herald and Plymouth RaidersWhat might I become?Graduates have gained employment with the BBC, Channel 4, Twofour Productions (TV production) and a variety of online platforms. They have also gone on to work in the media departments at professional sports clubs, newspapers, magazines, national radio stations and websites, as well as in production, editing, PR and communications and marketing.Find out more at Open DayOpen Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Journalism at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our well-equipped Journalism and Media (JAM) Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.Book on to an Open Day at: study at Marjon?• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Wha

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,000per year

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University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 97 37

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    116 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%



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