We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

University of Leicester

Journalism

UCAS Code: P500

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Journalism

This is for you if you want to develop your journalistic skills while studying the fascinating and fast-changing world of 21st century journalism.

Modules

First year modules are designed to enable you to develop key journalism skills and a sound understanding of the context of journalism. The development of core journalistic skills in news-gathering, interviewing and features production are emphasised, alongside the development of understanding of the content, ethics and regulatory environment in which journalism operates. Year Two applies the practical skills you developed in your first year across a range of different but connected journalism platforms. Option modules allow you to start to pursue your own specialist research. Your final year brings all previous study together to both produce a publication of your own consumer journalism and investigate an area of journalism of your choice and produce an extended project in this area. Optional modules will also allow you to continue to develop skills and knowledge of specialist areas of your choice.

Assessment methods

In a world of social media and 'fake news'; an understanding of journalism is more important than ever. This course will teach you core journalistic techniques and help you develop skills to deliver effective content across multiple platforms. We'll also explore how the modern global news industry functions.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Media and Communication and Sociology

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs
Read full university profile

What students say


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.

Communications and media

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

43%
UK students
57%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
7%
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.

Communications and media

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.

91%
low
Employed or in further education
32%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Media professionals
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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

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.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

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?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here