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University of Salford

Journalism: Multimedia

UCAS Code: P50Y

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

UCAS Points 112-128 Minimum of 2 A Levels to include Media related subjects and / or English or Humanities subject (if strong personal statement, interest in current affairs) General Studies accepted

Maximum number of 2 AS Levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

112 - 128 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Access Course in a Media or English subject

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Subject is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Extended Project Qualification is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

112 - 128 UCAS Points

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

D*D*

N/A if taken alone

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

DMM-DDM

To include specific subjects: Media related subjects and / or English

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

112 - 128 UCAS Points

112 - 128 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

65%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Journalism

Journalism has entered a new digital age but at its core remains the craft of investigating and reporting events and issues. This course provides a fusion of traditional practice and new, emerging methods that are shaping the future of journalism.Taught by professional journalists, you will be encouraged to experiment across a range of platforms in order to deliver cutting edge and dynamic news content.This practice led course will also afford you the opportunity to regularly work with the latest new media technologies specified by industry, in a brand new state-of-the-art newsroom at the centre of MediaCityUK.You will learn how to investigate, record, write, edit, present and produce news for online, print, radio and television, with the option to specialise in your preferred area in the final year. You will also be encouraged to work on the student-led broadcast, Quays News, which is supported by industry and guest editors from the BBC and ITV.We aim to produce graduates capable of hitting the ground running as competent journalists, with professional multimedia skills. Graduates have secured journalism jobs at the BBC, ITV, a range of newspapers and online sites as well as finding work in related areas such as public relations.

Modules

You will study six modules in year one to give you a broad understanding of journalism, including print, online, radio and TV. You will then be offered a “pathway” in years two and three to allow you to build on some of the core skills from year one and create your own programme route through optional modules including sports journalism, music journalism and political journalism. P50Y is the BA Journalism (Multimedia) pathway. There are also pathways in new broadcast and broacast. The multimedia pathway will guide you towards a career in online journalism, but still give you flexibility to study options including print, TV and radio. Your final year will include multi-platform newsdays in our MediaCityUK newsroom and work placements with our industry partners. You will also be offered the opportunity throughout your three years to take NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) examinations.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

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%
high
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

96%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Media professionals
16%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

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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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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