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University of Kent

Journalism

UCAS Code: P500

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A-levels should include at least two, preferably three, traditional A-Level subjects such as English, History, Politics, Geography, Religious Studies, Sociology or Modern Languages.

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Mathematics GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 16 points at higher level.

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Distinction, Merit plus one A Level at Grade B

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

UCAS Tariff

120

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48%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Journalism

Journalism is fun, fascinating and rewarding, and good journalism has never been more important. Fake news poses a direct threat to freedom, and democratic societies need ethical, professional journalists to report the facts and speak truth to power. Kent’s Centre for Journalism educates multimedia journalists who go on to work for top employers in the UK and around the world. In this prestigious, professionally accredited programme, you study for an honours degree in an academic department that is home to KMTV, a professional television news station. Your degree includes history, politics and law and you complete the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Diploma in Journalism. Tutors include working reporters, former editors of national newspapers, radio and television programmes and leading experts in social and online media. Excellent academic teaching by historians, political scientists and lawyers reinforces their professional expertise. The course is based in ultra-modern multimedia newsrooms with dedicated radio and television studios. You have opportunities to gain work experience in print, broadcast and online and to work as an intern at KMTV.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent at Medway

Department:

Centre for Journalism

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Journalism

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Media professionals
18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Journalism

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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