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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

52%

Subjects
  • Journalism
Student score
69% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A*- C grade pass in one of the following: an English subject, Economics. Politics, Science or a related subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
104-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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

52%

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

Journalism is an interesting and challenging programme which offers flexibility within a framework designed to allow you to study the academic, practical and vocational dimensions of journalism. The course combines an understanding of the media industry, it's role in today's society and the practical skills needed to be an accomplished journalist. The University is a member of the Innocence Network UK, and the course has an emphasis on law, the criminal justice system, public affairs and politics. The programme is externally validated by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Modules

Year 1: History and context of journalism 1 (the enlightenment and the culture of early modern Europe); history and context of journalism 2 (the press in the age of revolution); media law; court reporting. Year 2: History and context of journalism 3 and 4 (modernism and postmodernism); live news reporting and presentation; radio production project. Year 3: Live news editing, reporting and presentation; online news production project; investigative journalism (the innocence project); media law.

University of Winchester

University campus

The University of Winchester is small, stylish, specialist, desirable and values-driven, with an international reach. The campus offers a dynamic academic environment within a friendly, social and supportive community. Winchester is one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK and has a strong café culture and a bustling atmosphere.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
48%
52%

Year 1

43%
57%

Year 2

55%
45%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
31%
56%
13%

Year 1

12%
75%
13%

Year 2

12%
67%
21%

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 69%
Student score 69% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
311 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

9%

Graduates who are media professionals

33%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media 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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