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Journalism, Media and Culture BA (Hons)

Newcastle University

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UCAS CODE: P500

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This Journalism, Media and Culture degree will prepare you for a fast-paced and varied career at the cutting edge of journalism, media and creative industries.

Course overview

Our three-year Journalism, Media and Culture degree focuses on developing your writing, production and communication skills across a range of platforms. You'll be well prepared for a career in a fast-changing media environment as a proactive journalist or media professional.

This hands-on degree programme ensures you develop the practical skills critical in multimedia journalism, as well as an in-depth academic knowledge across all aspects of journalism and media theory.

You'll master the ability to write for print, online and broadcast and to produce audio and video content for online multimedia.

Your knowledge of the issues and debates in media and cultural studies will be supplemented with a thorough grounding in cultural studies, journalism history, media law and political communications.

You'll become a highly skilled media professional with an in-depth and critical understanding of the roles media and culture play in our society, ready for an exciting career working in journalism and media.

Your future

You will develop the skills needed to be a successful multimedia journalist. You will also be exposed to a broad commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries, both from academic staff and media practitioners.

Students from our Journalism, Media and Culture degree have followed a variety of career paths in the industry, such as:

  • print, online, broadcast and multimedia journalism
  • broadcast production
  • social media editing and planning
  • script-writing
  • public relations, communications and market research

Careers in public relations, journalism, media planning, broadcasting and advertising are the most popular choices for graduates. Our courses focus on the communication of information across a broad range of subjects from the highly practical to the theoretical, so you'll be beneficial to any organisation.

You will develop a variety of skills that are extremely useful for employment, such as critical analysis, research, teamwork, flexibility, a creative and independent approach to tasks and the ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,200per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 97

    24th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    159 79%

    5th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    32nd

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    136 69%

    29th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    15

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