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Liverpool John Moores University

Sports Journalism

UCAS Code: PP55

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Yes Average A Level offer: BBC Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: At least 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits, or any other combination that equates to 112 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 27 IB Diploma Points

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM required if no other level 3 qualifications taken

UCAS Tariff

112
91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Journalism

Merseyside is the host of some of the world's best sporting events, from the Open Golf Championship, to Premier League football and the greatest horse race in the world. Where better to study a BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree than Liverpool John Moores University, where you will learn how to be a professional journalist, within a School which has a great reputation for its links to industry and high quality graduate training.

- Journalism at LJMU has been ranked 6th best in the country in the 2018 Guardian University League Tables

- Study and work in Liverpool Screen School's £38 million Redmonds Building, giving you access to state of the art facilities including editing suites, newsrooms, radio sound studios and a TV studio

- Opportunities to undertake work placements with leading media outlets and sports clubs

- Study in a friendly environment with a dedicated personal tutor

- Large range of highly focused modules to develop your journalistic skills

- Opportunities to write for and publish on the highly regarded JMU Journalism website and printed newspaper

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

?Level 4

•Sports Journalism Skills
•Sport and Society
•Broadcast for Sports Journalists
•Studying as Journalists
•Introduction to Reporting
•News Writing for Sports Journalists

Level 5

•Online Sports Journalism Production
•Sports Feature Writing
•Magazine Journalism
•Developing Broadcast Skills
•Reporting UK Politics
•UK Law and Ethics for Journalists

?Level 6

•Advanced Journalism Practice (including live newsdays and work placement)
•Journalism Careers

The following options are typically offered:

•Dissertation
•Journalism Issues
•The Business of Sport
•PR for Journalists
•Specialist Journalism

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

?We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a range of assessment methods. These include: essays, projects, portfolios of work, exams, reports, group and individual presentations, and dissertations. Much of the work is journalism based and supported by academic essays and presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Journalism

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,616
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
29%
Media professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Journalism roles are very sought after, and competition fierce, and with the Internet disrupting business models, this is likely to continue. 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, as personal contacts and work experience are important ways for would-be journalists to get their target jobs. 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 - first degree graduates often get jobs in marketing and PR where their skills at drafting copy to deadlines are appreciated. London tends to dominate the jobs market for journalism graduates - a quarter of journalism graduates went to work there - but 2015 graduates found opportunities elsewhere, particularly in larger cities with good local media.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Journalism

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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