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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

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**If you love writing and reporting, our Journalism with Creative Writing degree course can help you turn your abilities with the written word into a fulfilling career.You'll study, experience, and combine the complementary disciplines of factual journalism and creative writing. One day you might write a news report about a local charity or review a concert, and the next author a short story, a poem, or a play script.You'll also develop research skills and learn about the structure and mechanisms of the industries you could end up working in – from getting a script approved to legal issues surrounding publishing news stories.You’ll graduate ready to dive into a career in professional writing, with the skills and knowledge you need to get started in whichever writing field you choose.**Course highlights**- Get further professional journalistic qualifications by taking National Council for Training Journalists (NCTJ) exams- Refine your practice by learning from published authors of novels, poetry and screenplays, and journalists with written and broadcast experience in local, regional, national and international journalism- Grasp of the role of journalists in democratic society by learning about media law and industry code- Enhance your discipline and teamworking skills by collaborating with other students on other courses within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries- Gain valuable industry knowledge and experience by taking an optional placement- Capture information at 100 words-per-minute writing speed by taking shorthand training**Work towards your NCTJ Diploma**On this course, you can choose to take the examinations that lead to the industry-recognised NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.If you want to do the full NCTJ diploma alongside your degree, apply for our BA (Hons) Journalism course instead.**Careers and opportunities**As traditional communication and literature move towards web and digital, the demand for journalists and writers is growing. Print newspapers and magazines may be declining, but digital versions are replacing them. In addition, social media, blogging, TV and film production, and other platforms contribute to the demand for journalists and writers. Graduates with strong transferable skills are also sought in related industries such as public relations or communications.As a graduate, you'll have diverse writing skills that will help you in most sectors.You can also freelance or pursue postgraduate studies.Graduate areasAreas our graduates have gone onto include:- broadcast, print and online journalism- creative writing- marketing- public relations- communications- teaching- advertising- arts managementGraduate rolesOur graduates have worked in a variety of roles, including:- trainee reporter- social media editor- digital marketing executive- copywriter- theatre manager- editorial assistantWhen you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

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

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 97 23

    37th out of 55 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    106 53%

    70th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    61st

    48
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    35th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    102 60%

    42nd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    52nd

    9

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