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University of Northampton

Multimedia Journalism and Business

UCAS Code: P5N1
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Journalism
  • Business studies
Student score
80% MED
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any English or Humanities subject. Applicants who have not studied an English or Humanities subject will be assessed as to suitability via a task. Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade C and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any English or Humanities subject. Applicants who have not studied an English or Humanities subject will be assessed as to suitability via a task. Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
DD

Applicants will be assessed as to suitability via a task.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Applicants will be assessed as to suitability via a task.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Applicants will be assessed as to suitability via a task.

International Baccalaureate
25

Any English or Humanities subject. Applicants who have not studied an English or Humanities subject will be assessed as to suitability via a task.

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

Not Available

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

Modules

Business Modules include: Strategic business analysis; operations management; enterprise and opportunity; accounting; human resource management; information systems; marketing; cross cultural management; social responsibility of business. Journalism Modules include: Professional understanding; law and governance; practical skills in print and broadcast journalism; editorial skills.

University of Northampton

Park Campus

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently. We know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
13%
87%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

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 82%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

92%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
281 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

20%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

14%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

11%

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 77%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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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
35% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
29% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
237 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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