What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Accepted as part of the overall tariff
30 - 32 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects
112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers90%
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.
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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The accreditation by three professionally-recognised bodies: the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJYC), the Council for Training of Journalists (NCTJ), and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), speaks volumes as to the practical nature of this all-encompassing degree. Developed in conjunction with the industry, you’ll acquire the entire practical and theoretical skillset needed to work in the fast-paced world of journalism, be it in print, radio, TV or online. Taught in state-of-the-art dedicated newsrooms and digitally-equipped studios, by NCTJ qualified journalists, editors and practitioners, you’ll sit multiple NCTJ qualifications to also graduate with a NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. If you achieve A-C and 100 words per minute in shorthand, you’ll graduate with a Gold Standard NCTJ Diploma; a widely recognised qualification that can radically enhance your credibility and employability as a practicing journalist.
There's a strong focus on practical work, with many opportunities for you to get involved in writing copy, as well as producing radio and TV bulletins, all within state-of-the-art dedicated newsrooms and digitally equipped studios to replicate a professional working environment. This means that when you graduate, you’ll have a broad range of multimedia skills at your disposal, thus making you highly employable. The accreditation by the three main industry bodies - the BJTC, NCTJ and PTC - demonstrates the practical nature of this course, which has been developed in conjunction with the industry to ensure you have all the skills you'll need when you graduate. As an NCTJ accredited course, you are able to sit the NCTJ qualifications in Reporting, Essential Law, Court Reporting, Public Affairs, Production, Portfolio and Shorthand while on course. These elements are integrated throughout the degree and taught by NCTJ qualified journalists, editors and practitioners. Students who take all the exams will graduate with a NCTJ Diploma in Journalism and the students who achieve A-C and 100wpm shorthand will graduate with a Gold Standard NCTJ Diploma. This highly recognised industry professional qualification will enhance your employability and credibility in the workplace.
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.
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Typical Ucas points
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