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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Journalism
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC to include English

Scottish Highers
Not Available

ABBB to include English at grade B

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

including English at Higher level grade 5

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

91%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Modules include: News writing; visual culture and design; media law; broadcast journalism and production; governing the United Kingdom; print journalism.

Robert Gordon University

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Robert Gordon University is a leader when it comes to graduate employability, with an impressive 97.1% of our graduates working or in further study within six months of graduation. With an emphasis on practical experience wherever possible, we ensure our students are ready for life after graduation – over 90% of our courses include a work placement option.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

44%
56%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

16%
84%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

25%
67%
8%

Year 4

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 88%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
412 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 £17k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are media professionals

45%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

12%

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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