Journalism with Placement

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

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Course summary

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Solent University’s Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations subject area was ranked 17th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019. YouTube or Instagram? Vice or Vox? BBC or Sky? Top Gear or a documentary? The Guardian or The Daily Mail? Cosmo or FourFourTwo? That’s the world of journalism today: diverse, multimedia and international. And as a Solent journalist, you will have opportunities to explore not just the traditional fields of news, magazines and broadcast but also online platforms, documentary, communications, PR and more. The range of career options ahead of you is huge. And our journalism graduates can be found in almost every sector of journalism and communications – at the BBC, Sky and other internationally renowned media companies; in digital start-ups, in magazines, PR, politics and corporate comms and marketing. Our journalism students graduate with great analytical and multimedia skills, and a strong grasp of journalistic ethics – plus the professional confidence that will let you jump straight into a graduate job. Intensely career-focused, the course will fast-track your ambition in journalism or any part of the fast-changing media landscape. Real-world experience is vital for your career, so the degree offers work placements and portfolio-building. Plus regular production ‘news days’, where live output including location shooting with mobile phones combines with traditional news production for a digital platform. Our studios, technology and software are state-of-the-art, and among the best in the country. You’ll be taught by industry professionals and academics who’ll help you find your voice, as a writer, director, producer or presenter. Guest lectures from top industry professionals will help you make contacts and get real-life understanding of the job you want to do. At Solent you don’t just study journalism, you do it. On top of our modern facilities, we keep up with the latest changes in the media. Our reputation and track record in producing industry-ready graduates speak for themselves. Solent Journalism has a track record of students entering top journalism organisations, plus PR, marketing and the corporate world. What does this course lead to? Recent Solent journalism graduates have found jobs at organisations such as the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, The Sun and Closer magazine. Other roles in media and communications have included managing media output for Southampton Football Club, editor of a national car magazine, reporters with local newspapers, travel writing, a creative manager at Sporf, video editor at Lego, political campaigner at 38 Degrees, a campaigns manager for the NUS, a senior executive at a successful digital start-up and a senior PR executive at Rolls-Royce cars. Who is this course for? Journalism is a diverse career, offering opportunities not only for those who love writing, but equally for photojournalists, would-be TV presenters and aspiring documentary-makers. Journalism is an excellent preparation for stimulating multimedia jobs with organisations as diverse as Premier League football clubs, the Police and top international corporations. Solent graduates have also gone into politics, research and teaching. Do you have an inquisitive mind and an interest in the world around you? Do you want to use the incredible passport journalism offers to experience – and capture – the inside story? Then Solent’s journalism degree is for you.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES News Skills and Values Audio Journalism and Production Research Skills The Digital Writer Video Journalism and Production Media Law YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Reporting and Industry Journalism in Society Reporting and Responsibility Journalism and Research Digital Storytelling YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year) Editorial Styling Global Affairs Literary Journalism YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Dissertation or Final Major Project Professional Production 1 Professional Production 2 Transferable and Professional Skills YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year) Public Relations and Promotion Skills Photography Travel Journalism Sports Commentary and E-Sports

Assessment method

This course is mostly assessed via portfolios of individual work, which can include written articles, audio, video and other digital content.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeJO02
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
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 From at least 2 A levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD or equivalent qualification. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year. We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.
AS In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
HNC (BTEC) P - D
HND (BTEC) P - M
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Journalism with Placement at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS