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University of Strathclyde

Italian and Journalism and Creative Writing

UCAS Code: RP35
BA (Hons) 5 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 8 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Journalism
  • Italian studies
Student score
79% MED
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
Not Available
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Year 1 entry: ABB-BBB; Year 2 entry: AAA-ABB (GCSE English Language B or Literature B, GCSE Maths C)

Scottish Highers
AAAA-AAABB

Highers 1st sitting: AAAA; 2nd sitting: AAAAB (Higher English, Maths/Lifeskill Maths National 5 C/Intermediate 2 C). In addition to English and one from the list below, we recognise a wide range of Highers. However, social science subjects should make up the majority of an applicant?s profile. Classical Studies; Drama; Economics ; French; Gaelic; Geography; German; History; Italian; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish; Religious Moral and Philosophical Studies

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

Maths SL5

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

£1,820

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

Year 1: There are 2 streams in first year â?? one for students with previous knowledge of Italian, and another for beginners. Students in both classes study contemporary Italian language, cinema, literature and society, providing solid foundations for more in-depth specialisation in Years 2 and 3. Years 2 and 3: Students develop your language skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening. In the specialised cultural classes students are taught how to critically analyse a variety of forms of texts by experts in modern Italian culture. Students have the opportunity to study key areas including the Renaissance, 20th-century history and politics, opera, cinema and literature. Students who opt to study Italian at Honours level normally spend nine months in Italy between years 3 and 4. Journalism and Creative Writing Year 1: Students study key concepts in creative writing such as narrative structure, and learn to apply these concepts in practical writing workshops. Students are introduced to core concepts in journalism studies, such as objectivity and news values, and explore the connection between journalism and creative writing. Year 2: Students take practical workshops in journalism and creative writing, and study the cultural and technological context of communication. Students also explore the structure of media institutions and develop an awareness of writing techniques common to journalists and creative writers. Year 3: Students further develop their skills in such areas as script writing and features journalism. Students also study research techniques for writers and journalists. Year 4: Students continue to be able to combine journalism and creative writing study and prepare a substantial portfolio of work during the course of the year. Students also have the opportunity to take advanced Honours taught classes in journalism and creative writing, and a research-based dissertation or special project on a relevant topic.

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Students on campus,

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

16%
84%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
40%
60%

Year 1

40%
60%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

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 74%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
468 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 artistic, literary and media occupations

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

13%

Graduates who are media professionals

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 92%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

42%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
436 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. But remember, whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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