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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

28%

Subjects
  • Journalism
Student score
60% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

BBC including Grade B or above in one of the following subjects: English, History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business, Philosophy, Law, Religious Studies or related subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBC

BBC including B or above in one of the following subjects: English, History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business, Philosophy, Law, Religious Studies or related subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

Including Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects: English, History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business, Philosophy, Law, Religious Studies or related subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

28%

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

The Journalism BA at Brunel University London is a long-established and prestigious course. We deliver essential training alongside broader contextual and critical modules so you are best-placed to negotiate the demanding craft of journalism. Although thereâ??s plenty of fascinating and dynamically taught theory, this is learning for the real world. Youâ??ll learn in our 24 hour, state of the art, multi-platform digital newsroom and broadcast facilities, using the latest edition industry standard hardware and software. Youâ??ll graduate with the skills and expertise that will give you the competitive edge when applying for jobs with the countryâ??s cultural, political and social decision-making organisations, some of which are on our doorstep.

Modules

Level 1 Core: Academic practice; news writing; news reporting and production; history of journalism; audio journalism; UK, European and global institutions. Level 2 Core: Crime courts and the media; data gathering for journalists; video journalism; reporting UK local government; magazine journalism; theories of journalism. Level 3 Core: Online journalism entrepreneurialism; law and the media; major group journalism project; analysis of work experience; journalism dissertation.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
20%
71%
9%

Year 1

32%
65%
3%

Year 2

15%
72%
13%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). ACc

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 52%
Student score 60% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

38%

Feedback on work has been prompt

38%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
328 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are media professionals

38%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

10%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

10%

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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