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Journalism with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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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

If prose is your passion, this Journalism with Creative Writing degree lets you keep your options open while you transform your talent with the written word into a successful career.

You'll learn about and experience factual reporting and fictional writing, combining the complementary disciplines of journalism and creative writing. You might compile a news report about a local charity or review a concert on one day, then the next day work on a short story, poem or play script.

You'll also hone your research skills and learn about the structure and mechanisms of the industries you could find yourself working in – from the process of getting a script approved to legal issues surrounding publishing news stories.

You'll graduate ready to get stuck into writing professionally, equipped with the knowledge and experience you need to get started in whichever field of writing you choose.

What you'll experience

On this Journalism with Creative Writing degree course you'll:

  • Combine the factual world of journalism with the fictional world of creative writing
  • Learn how to research and write news stories and articles, and layout magazine pages
  • Study modules from our BA (Hons) Journalism course, which was awarded the Best Performing Undergraduate Course for 2017–18 and 2018–19 by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
  • Get to grips with video as a journalistic and creative medium
  • Have the opportunity to take NCTJ exams, giving you further professional qualifications
  • Be taught by published authors of novels, poetry and screenplays, and journalists with written and broadcast experience in local, regional, national and international journalism
  • Learn about media law and industry code, and get a deeper understanding of the role of journalists in a democratic society
  • Develop the techniques you need to write effectively across many mediums, including magazines, TV screenplays, theatre scripts, and poetry
  • Have access to our industry-standard journalism newsroom, exclusively open to journalism students, which contains 25 Macs loaded with the Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 suite
  • Have the opportunity to work alongside students from related courses in TV and broadcasting, photography, and fashion, benefiting from their expertise and perspectives

Careers and opportunities

When you finish this Journalism with Creative Writing degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

In the last DHLE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey published in 2017, 100% of our creative writing graduates and 95% of journalism graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduation.

What can you do with a Journalism with Creative Writing degree?

Areas that you could go on to work in include:

  • broadcast, print and online journalism
  • creative writing
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • communications
  • teaching
  • advertising
  • arts management

What jobs can you do with a Journalism with Creative Writing degree?

Previous graduates from our journalism and creative writing courses have gone on to work in roles including:

  • trainee reporter
  • social media editor
  • digital marketing executive
  • copywriter
  • theatre manager
  • editorial assistant

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(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 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. 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.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 1

    20th out of 53 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 52%

    78th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    30th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    105 61%

    38th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    43rd

    1

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