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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Journalism
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

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


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


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

Our Journalism degree - accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) - will prepare you for a wide range of journalism and media related careers. If you’re looking for a challenging degree with outstanding work placement opportunities, this could be the course for you.    By completing this NCTJ-accredited course, you’ll already be ahead of the competition. You could work in a wide range of journalism and media-related fields, including news, sport or other specialist reporting. You could also go into sub-editing or design on regional and national newspapers, magazines and websites. Or you could work in PR, broadcasting, communications, social media, blogging or copywriting.    You’ll study shorthand and media law alongside news and feature writing, gaining the perfect platform for your journalism career. And you’ll develop key multimedia skills including digital and social media, audio and video editing, camera work and photojournalism.    You’ll work from high-spec newsrooms equipped with industry-standard Macs and latest Adobe software and live 24-hour feeds. You’ll work alongside tutors with expertise from the online, magazine, newspaper, radio, television and PR industries.   You’ll get to publish to professional standard on our live dedicated site StaffsLive (www.staffslive. co.uk) to thousands of readers every week. Very few journalism centres offer this type of platform. Work on StaffsLive is highly commended every year by industry professionals and at the Midlands Media Awards.    You’ll complete fully-assessed work placements and sit all NCTJ qualifications; your first attempt at all the NCTJ exams are free. We have strong industry links with, among others, Sky News, Telegraph Media, Local World, BBC, Bauer and many PR companies. And our final year career development module prepares you for the transition from graduation to full-time work.    Our membership of EJTA also offers exchange opportunities at journalism schools in many European cities including Milan, Berlin, Brussels and Helsinki.   The emphasis is on independent study throughout, developing a professional portfolio and pursuing exciting career prospects through continual assessment and dedicated supervision.


Year 1 (Core) • Journalism in Practice • Writing For News • Shorthand • Introduction to Media Law • Journalism Studies • NCTJ Law Year 2 (Core) • Journalism in Practice 2 • Production Journalism • Magazine Journalism • Reporting Courts and Government • British Media: Behind the Headlines Year 2 (Options) • Professional Sports Writing • PR Operations • Future Journalism • Conflict and Journalism • Screening Journalism • Broadcasting for Sports PR Year 3 (Core) • Work Placement • Career Development • Journalism Project • StaffsLive Newsdays Year 3 (Options) • Professional Sports Writing • PR Operations • Screening Journalism • Future Journalism 1 • Future Journalism 2 • Conflict and Journalism

Staffordshire University

£30m Science Centre at Stoke

Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.

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 80%
Student score 74% MED
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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
275 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
23% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are media professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


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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