Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Journalism

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Course summary

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Available for September or January intakes (Year 1 entry only for January). Summary: Our BA (Hons) Journalism degree, accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), offers a well-established entry point to one of the most challenging and sought-after graduate career paths. You are taught by industry professionals with a broad range of experience – in television, radio, print and online. Course details: Our aim is to ensure a high-quality student experience whilst meeting the needs of a rapidly transforming industry. Journalists graduating from Teesside are equipped with the necessary storytelling skills to succeed across multiple media platforms. You begin by learning the basics of original content creation – how to find a story, discover your individual voice, and expand your interests and knowledge. You understand how stories are reframed for digital and social media and how to set up your own website and generate revenue. Our unique multimedia platform Tside includes a website, social media channels, print publication and a radio show. Here you produce original journalism for a wide range of audiences. Whether your passion is sport, fashion, music or traditional news, we aim to ensure that you are industry-ready to take up your chosen career. After the course: A degree in journalism offers a well-established entry point into one of the most challenging and exciting careers. Graduates have taken up a range of roles at organisations such as BBC Tees, Sky Sports and Trinity Mirror.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

A full range of the latest digital resources, software and digital recording equipment supports the newsroom environment. Independent and student-centred learning are encouraged in addition to taught sessions with staff. Theoretical work is delivered through illustrated lectures and seminars where there is opportunity for collective and lively discussion. The core learning, teaching and assessment tool for practical journalism is the Tside website which enables you to produce real content for a publicly facing platform. You also create your own digital platforms supported by the University an enabling you to develop open source web development skills. Work created as part of assessment builds a professional portfolio of content, which you are able to take out into industry and show prospective employers.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The National Council for the Training of Journalists

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeP501
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level Relevant Subject Area Preferred.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Relevant Subject Area Preferred.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Diploma to HE typically with a Merit in a relevant subject area.
Scottish Higher Including relevant subject area required
Scottish Advanced Higher Relevant Subject Area Preferred.

Applicants are normally invited for interview and will be asked to submit a portfolio of work which will be reviewed during the interview. The purpose of the interview is to determine each applicants potential to succeed and assist in the setting of appropriate entry conditions matched to their personal circumstances and the demands of the course. The interview also enables candidates to see our excellent facilities and meet staff and students.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance. Fees for EU applicants will be confirmed soon.
Journalism at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS