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University of Hertfordshire

Journalism and Media Cultures and Sports Studies

UCAS Code: P5C6
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Journalism
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
71% MED
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
Not Available
98% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£18k 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
112

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

80%

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

£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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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

Journalism and Media Cultures will enable you to develop your understanding of printed media including how to write news stories, features and conduct an interview. You will also understand the complex relationships between media and the society we live in and get a chance to explore the legal ethical issues faced by the media and examine the dilemmas journalists may face. The course also focuses on allowing students to study a balanced curriculum focusing on the major themes of sports management, sports development, disciplines supporting sports performance and academic research skills. During this course, students will have the chance to take advantage of the magnificent sports facilities at the university.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
14%
82%
4%

Year 1

6%
94%

Year 2

96%
4%

Year 3

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 81%
Student score 71% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

31%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
302 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are media professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

28%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

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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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 83%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
33% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are health associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

26%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates has gone from under 3,000 in 2003 to nearly 9,500 in 2012. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport and fitness, coaching and teaching especially, but they're found all over the economy. Management is also a popular option for graduates from this subject – after all, this is a degree for people who want to motivate others!
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