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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

  • Journalism
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

From two completed A levels. GCSE English at grade C / grade 4 or above.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

GCSE English at grade C / grade 4 or above.

UCAS tariff points

From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D*. GCSE English at grade C / grade 4 or above. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.

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

Not Available

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

Not available

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

Are you looking for a fast-paced career in journalism? From front-page scoops to social news online, Southampton Solent journalism graduates are equipped with the full range of multimedia skills to build a career in newspapers, TV, radio or digital media. Taught by current industry professionals and leading academics, Solent’s BA (Hons) Journalism degree takes a fresh approach to journalism education. This challenging, multi-faceted course will help you learn the skills to meet the demands of a constantly evolving media industry. You’ll learn how to find, tell and sell stories to publications and target readers. You’ll use your professional writing, production and creative digital journalism skills to create engaging content across a number of platforms. Media law and the relationship between journalism and politics are explored in depth, and you’ll develop your research skills, along with practical techniques such as investigative and data journalism. Optional units, such as travel journalism and presenting skills allow you to tailor the course to meet your own career ambitions. Gaining real-world experience is essential for a career in journalism. You’ll have the opportunity to embed yourself within industry - work placements and portfolio building are essential assessed elements. Regular production days, where live output builds on core teaching in multimedia formats, will further increase your exposure to a realistic, professional and deadline-driven environment.


Year one *Core units *News Skills and Values *Mobile and Digital Skills 1 *Journalism in Context *News and Storytelling *Mobile and Digital Skills 2 *Media Law *Year two *Core units *Reporting and Industry *Digital Storytelling *Journalism and Politics *Reporting and Responsibility *Journalism and Research *Year three *Core units *Dissertation or Final Major Project *Professional Production 1 *Professional Production 2 *Journalism Tomorrow

Southampton Solent University

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We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
281 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are media professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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