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Course summary

Available for September or January intakes (Year 1 entry only for January). To apply for January 2023 intake (Year 1 entry only), amend the cycle filter to 2022-2023, select the option for 16 January 2023 and remember to use point of entry 1. If you experience any issues adding your course choice, please contact UCAS Customer Services on 0371 468 0 468. Course overview: This 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. 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. 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. The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accreditation means that you study for your professional (pre-entry) qualifications alongside your degree, with no additional tuition charges. The NCTJ diploma is a prestigious vocational qualification that is widely recognised and highly valued by journalism employers. Candidates are expected to enter all the NCTJ’s mandatory exams in reporting, essential public affairs, essential media law, court reporting and shorthand, and to complete the multimedia portfolio. 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 Reach plc.

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 codes

Course code:
P501
Institution code:
T20
Campus name:
Teesside University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000* Year 1
International £14000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK or Ireland 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.
Journalism at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS