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Bournemouth University

Multimedia Journalism

UCAS Code: P500
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Journalism
Student score
67% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

This course requires a Distinction, Distinction in addition to an A-Level to achieve the overall tariff.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

This course requires a Distinction in addition to 2 A levels to achieve the overall tariff

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

This course requires Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

UCAS tariff points
120-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You will study: â?¢ TV journalism â?? including news reading and editing TV packages â?¢ Radio â?? working as dedicated team producing live broadcasts on breaking news â?¢ Magazine and newspaper journalism â?? conducting interviews and designing your own pages â?¢ Online â?? creating multimedia sites with video, podcasts, pictures and text. It was the first course in the country to be accredited by the three main industry bodies: â?¢ The Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) â?¢ The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) â?¢ Periodicals Training Council (PTC). The practical nature of this course is one of the things that helps it to stand out from the crowd. Youâ??ll be using the same facilities, software and techniques as the industry, including our High Definition TV studio, and youâ??ll undertake a minimum of two short work placements as part of your course. Everything you learn is directly related to developing the practical skills that you will need to get your career off to the best possible start.

Modules

Bournemouth University

The University by night

Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
69%
4%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

9%
91%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
22%
70%
8%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

95%
5%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 73%
Student score 67% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

70%

Received sufficient advice and support

60%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
335 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are media professionals

44%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

18%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Journalism roles are very sought after, and competition fierce. It's not impossible to get into roles with a first degree – quite a few do - but they can often be insecure or on a freelance basis, and a lot of jobs in journalism go to postgraduates. Unpaid work is not the norm for new journalists, but it’s rather more common than for other roles. The skills you can gain from a journalism degree can be useful in a range of industries, and so grads from these courses can be found in a wide range of jobs. London tends to dominate the jobs market for journalism graduates, but 2012 graduates found opportunities elsewhere, particularly in the South East and North West.
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