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Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers67%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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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 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.
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