Digital News and Media (including integrated Foundation) (flexible honours) (3-year degree)

University of Buckingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey) o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or January The three year BSc in Humanities is designed for students who need additional preparation prior to undergraduate level study. The first year of the programme is intended to provide a foundation in both knowledge and academic skills for the more specialist subjects in years two and three. The programme combines a vocationally-orientated programme with a traditional academic interdisciplinary programme. It aims to familiarise students with a broad range of essential and advanced journalistic principles and writing / production techniques and production techniques The programme as a whole has a very practical orientation and is designed to prepare students for a real-world environment. Students will be given the opportunity to develop and practise a range of skills enabling them to work individually or in teams and successfully complete specified tasks, or manage and lead others. Students will take the same modules in the first 7 terms. Following this, each term of the programme provides a single core module and a choice of options.

Course details

Modules

English and Study Skills, Life and Institutions, Critical Thinking, English for Academic Studies, British Cinema, Britain Since 1945: Changing Roles, Advanced Academic Skills, Videocraft Introduction, English Composition, Design for Media, Discourse and Debate, Design for Print, Intercultural Communication, Digital Publishing, Media Studies, Diversity in English, Photojournalism, Feature Writing, For Data to Story, Change in English, Film Studies, Langauge and Society, Advertising

Assessment method

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students. Media courses at the University of Buckingham offer students small student: tutor ratios with a dedicated media lab at their disposal. The work is production-based, allowing students to graduate from the programme with a portfolio to present to potential employers. This can include press journalism (news stories, features, interviews), a website (created by the student as part of the Online Media module), video and sound packages for TV / Radio Journalism (for Journalism minors) or an advertising campaign (Media Studies minors). Students also learn to use industry-standard software including InDesign, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro as well as DV cameras and digital still cameras. The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.


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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. Ranked joint 4th in England and joint 7th in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction this year, the University and has always scored highly since it started taking part 14 years ago. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0. Please note that the first nine months of this programme constitute the Foundation stage. Students are expected to pass in all the Foundation modules with marks of 60% or more, in order to progress to the second year stage of the course.


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £48600 Whole course
EU £37800 Whole course
England £37800 Whole course
Northern Ireland £37800 Whole course
Scotland £37800 Whole course
Wales £37800 Whole course
Channel Islands £37800 Whole course

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Digital News and Media (including integrated Foundation) (flexible honours) (3-year degree) at University of Buckingham - UCAS