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Journalism Accelerated BA (Hons)

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Explore what it means to be a journalist today and why high journalistic standards are more important than ever.
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STUDY OPTIONS

OVERVIEW

STUDY LEVELS

BA (Hons) Accelerated

UCAS CODE

P221

DURATION

2 Years

START DATE(S)

Sept 22 / Jan 23 / Apr 23 | Sept 23 / Jan 24 / Apr 24

ENTRY YEAR

2022/23 / 2023/24

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

104*

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*In line with the UA92 Contextual Admissions Policy, UA92 can accept below the 104 UCAS Points stated above. Alternatively, we have alternate course options that we can discuss with you.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

This course will prepare you for a career in various media roles; whether you dream of becoming a broadcast journalist, newspaper/magazine editor, content creator, copywriter or public relations officer. Studying core journalism modules, you will gain the necessary skills to produce engaging content on a variety of topics, across different channels. Explore what it means to be a journalist today and investigate the impact modern media has on society.

  • Understand the place and practice of journalism in the rapidly changing context of contemporary media and social media.
  • Build key critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills essential in a competitive professional environment.
  • Develop wide-ranging knowledge of the production, meaning and consumption of various news media, including sport and investigative reporting.
  • Gain practical reporting, editing and presenting skills across a range of digital media technologies, techniques and platforms.
  • Become an ethically informed, critically minded and highly reflective practitioner.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN IT?

You will gain a solid foundation for your chosen career path, with a strong focus on providing practically applicable skills that employers within the industry need and value. With both academic and practical experience, you will be prepared to unlock your future career aspirations.

  • Develop practical broadcasting and production skills through the use of our specialist teaching zones (e.g. Media Lab and Podcasting booths).
  • Your theoretical understanding will be enhanced by opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.
  • You’ll work closely with our network of industry partners, who provide guest sessions, industry-based insight days and placements to UA92 students. Speakers include guests from the BBC, SKY, Reach and many more.
  • No traditional end-of-year exams. Assessments will be practical and competency-based where possible* including individual and group work in a range of formats such podcasts, reports, audio and visual projects and presentations.

DEVELOP MORE THAN SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Each academic year, in addition to your four subject modules, you’ll study an extra credit-bearing module, which focuses entirely on character and personal development.

  • Take on a real-life project, based on a live scenario, set by one of our industry partners.
  • Experience first-hand the current issues facing the industry
  • Develop transferable skills and key competencies such as leadership, resilience and well-being, communication, problem-solving and team-working.
  • Meet regularly with your own personal development coach.

HOW WILL YOU STUDY?

As a student on the two-year, accelerated degree course your academic year is split into six blocks. Each study block is six weeks long, therefore your course will be delivered over a total of 36 weeks per year.

  • In each block you will study just 1 subject module, allowing you to focus your learning. You’ll study topics in depth, often working in small groups with academic experts and advanced practitioners.
  • We offer a straightforward AM/PM timetable. If you are a morning student your classes will be from 9am-1pm every weekday except Wednesdays. Afternoon students, classes will be from 2pm-6pm.
  • Digital Wednesdays are your time to catch up on independent learning, assignments, projects or play for your UA92 sports team.
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  • STUDY MODULES

  • Media, Technology and Culture

  • Communication Techniques and Creating Content

  • Media Production

  • Introduction to Journalism

  • Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Journalism Practice

  • Media Narratives

  • Audio and Video Production

  • News Journalism

  • Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Project

  • Media Law and Ethics

  • Advanced Journalism

  • Data Journalism

  • Level 3 Entry Requirements (Degrees and Accelerated)

  • UCAS Points: 104

  • A Levels: BCC (104 equivalent)

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma: DMM

  • BTEC Diploma: D*D

  • T Levels: M

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AB

  • IB: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.0, with no section lower than 5.5

  • Level 2 Entry Requirements (Degrees and Accelerated)

  • All degrees, other than those listed below*: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English Language

  • Accepted Alternatives: Functional Skills Level 2 (English and Maths)

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