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London Metropolitan University

Photojournalism

UCAS Code: P506

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from three or more A levels).

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:24,P:15

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 6 credits with Distinction and 24 at Merit and level 2 passes in Communication units.QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

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

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 114 UCAS tariff points to include four passes at Higher level.

UCAS Tariff

112
90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time day | 2019

Subject

Media and communication studies

**Why study this course?**

The Photojournalism BA undergraduate course will equip you with the skills you need to create still and moving images and stories across today's mixed-media outlets. You'll combine the news gathering and storytelling skills of our award-winning journalism teams with the innovative picture-making and shaping techniques.

Some of the facilities available include TV and radio studios and a journalism newsroom. With our skilled teachers and high quality equipment, you’ll be well prepared for employment in the photojournalism, journalism or documentary photography industries. You can keep up-to-date with the latest news from our journalism staff, students and alumni by following their Tumblr page or the journalism subject area's Twitter.

**More about this course**

This degree offers you specialist theoretical, technical and practical teaching across all areas of journalism and photography. Exciting modules cover the historical and theoretical backgrounds of journalism and the photographic industry in its global context. By learning about media law and newsroom production, you'll develop a crucial insider knowledge of the industry.

We provide you with access to specialist analogue and digital darkrooms, along with the latest digital scanning and printing technologies. From TV and radio studios in the Tower Building, to the Holloway Express student website, our facilities and resources are available to you throughout your studies.

Our staff are a unique team of world-renowned and award-winning professionals. Their academic expertise and practical skills include analogue, digital, still, audio and moving image technologies. The tutors longstanding links to the film, photography, journalism, commercial visual media and broadcast industries means you'll be studying under a team of well-connected and highly knowledgeable professionals.

**What our students say**

This is a new course (September 2016). Graduates from the University's existing Journalism BA degree have had this to say:

“The course reflects a real life-working environment - a positive aspect to prepare you for the real world. The tutors are all working journalists themselves so they give great feedback and sound advice based on their firsthand experience. There is a group on Facebook which is useful because staff, students and alumni all give each other advice and support, and let each other know about an internship or a job opportunity if they see one.”
National Student Survey

“It's flexible enough to really explore the different subjects and get a feel for what you're good at and enjoy doing, which is extremely beneficial.”
National Student Survey

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Creative Studio Practice 1 (core, 30 credits)
Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)
Media Skills and Practice 1 (core, 30 credits)
Writing Skills (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Creative Studio Practice 2 (core, 30 credits)
Journalism Work Placement (core, 15 credits)
Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)
Media Skills and Practice 2 (core, 30 credits)
Documentary Photography and Photography Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Newsroom Production (option, 30 credits)
Social Media Strategies (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Creating Packages (core, 30 credits)
Journalism Work Placement (core, 15 credits)
Major Studio Project (core, 30 credits)
Project Development Workbook (core, 30 credits)
Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Documentary Photography and Photography Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Fashion Writing and Reporting (option, 15 credits)
Journalism Project (option, 30 credits)
Sports Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

The course will be assessed through a variety of means including coursework, essays, in-class tests, presentations, group projects, portfolios and dissertations.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Creative Technologies and Digital Media

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.

54%
low
Media and communication studies

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.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
55%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

60%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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

Media and communication studies

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