Journalism (seeking NCTJ Accreditation) (BA)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 9750

All study options

About Journalism (seeking NCTJ Accreditation) at Brunel University London

This programme offers an ideal launch-pad for anyone hoping to embark on a career in journalism in the digital age. We offer a rigorous and demanding training in news writing, Teeline shorthand, public affairs and law, plus a work placement. You will also learn how to edit and package for a range of journalism formats with an emphasis on cross-media platforms and hand-held technology. We will also be delivering essential NCTJ training alongside the broader contextual and critical elements that ensure you are best placed to navigate your way through this dynamic and demanding craft.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 320 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BBC, plus a C in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Creative and Media including an A-level for Additional and Specialist Learning, or in Public Services including A-level English at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning.BTEC ND DDM in a related subject.IB Diploma 32 points. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English.Access: Pass in Journalism and Media, including Distinction in all Journalism units and Distinction in 50% of remaining Level 3 units.Course AimsThis new programme offers an ideal launch-pad for anyone hoping to embark on a career in journalism in the digital age. We offer a rigorous and demanding training in news writing, Teeline shorthand, public affairs and law, plus a work placement. You will also learn how to edit and package for a range of journalism formats with an emphasis on cross-media platforms and hand-held technology. Complementing the practical and contextual skills will be a deeper interrogation of ethical, historical and theoretical debates about journalism. A hallmark of our delivery is our close association with the National Council for the Training of Journalists, who accredit our Master's programme. We will be delivering essential NCTJ training alongside the broader contextual and critical elements that ensure you are best placed to navigate your way through this dynamic and demanding craft. The programme aims to: provide the necessary journalistic skills and knowledge to equip students for a career in journalism; provide a broad education in journalism, in the context of a critical understanding of the UK's general business, organisational, governmental and legal environment; enable the acquisition of core transferable skills of IT, effective communication, leadership, self-management and interpersonal skills to the standards required by journalism and media employers; deliver journalism education and training which is provisionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ); enable a critical understanding of the ethical, social and production constraints under which journalistic practice operates; provide an opportunity via work-based learning, for the development of skills in personal responsibility and initiative.Course ContentAt Level One, you will gain essential skills in news writing, reporting, shorthand and court reporting as you learn about the history of the craft of journalism. At Level Two, you will deepen your knowledge of the law and interrogate the workings of local and central government. On a practical level, you will learn how to write features, report for radio, and produce pages for print and online media. You will do this against a backdrop of critical work around theories of journalism. At Level Three, you will undertake major pieces of self-directed journalism and a dissertation. You will also gain skills in online journalism, while you consider ethical and regulatory questions affecting journalism in the 21st century. You will also gain real-world journalism experience on a placement.Typical ModulesLevel 1Data Gathering for Journalism Academic Practice News Writing News Reporting and Production History of Journalism Crime and Courts in the NewsLevel 2Law and the Media Radio Journalism UK, European and Global Institutions Reporting UK Local Government Magazine Journalism Theories of Journalism Level 3Online Journalism Media Freedom and Regulation Major Journalism Project Analysis of Work Experience Journalism DissertationTeaching and LearningYou will learn the fundamental skills of journalism in our new state-of-the art multi-platform digital newsroom and broadcast facilities, using industry standard hardware and software. You will be taught by experienced senior journalists with a strong track record in training and education.AssessmentYou will be assessed in a range of ways including practical work, essays, presentations, exams, reflective reports.CareersMany of our graduates will be seeking first jobs in journalism, primarily in the local and regional sector in print/online and/or broadcasting. The programme will also cater for candidates seeking to enter the burgeoning periodical sector. We are highly mindful of the shortage of production journalists and will therefore be tailoring part of the programme in that direction to further enhance studentsí employability. Employment in other sectors such as communications, public relations, policy, production, business and the non-governmental and charity sectors is also highly probable due to the transferable nature of the skills and knowledge provided.Facts and FiguresSchool of Arts The School of Arts at Brunel includes single and joint honours degree courses in English, Journalism, Music and Creative Music Technology, Film and Television Studies and Modern Drama. Our staff are active in both research and practice, and provide expertise in a wide range of topics. Our undergraduate programmes are designed to sharpen creative and analytical skills, develop confidence in working in teams and in problem-solving techniques. Each programme develops basic skills within its discipline but allows you to explore your own particular interests through a range of optional modules. Research conducted by staff provides the basis for much of our teaching, ensuring that modules are connected to debates and issues that are current within these four interdisciplinary areas.

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  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750

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