Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Broadcast Journalism

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Course summary

From news presenters, reporters and foreign correspondents on radio and television, to producers, editors and researchers working behind the scenes, successful broadcast journalists employ a diverse range of personal and professional skills within their role. As well as having excellent communication and presentation skills, broadcast journalists are project managers, creative writers, researchers and technical experts. This is a vocational degree that combines practical training and professional work placements, with a solid academic base. Specialise with optional modules including, sports, news, fashion, photography, podcasting or celebrity journalism. You’ll be situated in purpose built facilities in the Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism, where you’ll not only learn the skills needed to work in a broadcast newsroom, but also have the opportunity to contribute to news programmes and website content for local television station, Notts TV. The course has been developed in close association with major media organisations and is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). This is our guarantee that the course offers innovative and relevant education and training that is highly prized by employers in radio and television. The course is 50% practical and 50% academic. As well as traditional lectures and seminars, you’ll gain extensive practical experience. You’ll develop your practical skills in radio, television and online across all three years. Teaching and learning activities include: writing for broadcast; research; interviewing radio and television recording; and editing news reading. You’ll also spend a considerable time learning the skills necessary to be able to use broadcast equipment and IT systems. You’ll take part in in mock news-day activities which simulate the real world. These take place on a weekly basis at key stages during your course of study and also as a rolling week of news day activity. Staff act as consultant editors, as do representatives from industry. Roles on news days are rotated and cover: news reading; presenting; reporting; television gallery roles and editing.

Course details

Modules

See a full list of modules available on our website.

Professional bodies

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

  • The Broadcast Journalists Training Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P500
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
City Campus
Campus code:
1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
87%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2023 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2022 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS