Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Journalism

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Course summary

Are you interested in the media, in how opinions are formed, in how stories are told and in giving voice to those with no voice? If so, you could love a career in journalism On our Journalism degree, you’ll enjoy working right on the BBC campus in Plymouth, giving you incredible opportunities to learn from, network with and support one of the largest BBC centres in the country You’ll have plenty of close involvement with current active journalists, allowing you to learn about the industry from the industry. The Journalism courses run side by side, with each team tackling their relevant subject areas. The set-up replicates a busy news room. You will produce articles for magazines, newspapers and online, as well as developing packages for TV and radio You’ll gain experience in all types of media; filming, presenting, writing and photography, making you highly employable, not only in journalism or the media but also in marketing or communication disciplines. You will become a highly skilled “people person” adept at understanding what people are interested in, how they might react and what their needs are. You will also of course become an effective and versatile writer and communicator. In the classroom, you’ll study theory such as the legal issues affecting the industry, cross-platform publishing and court reporting Why this course at Marjon? • Opportunity to work right on the BBC campus in the former Broadcasting House, now redeveloped as The Workshop. • On-campus newsroom packed with all the recording and broadcasting kit currently used by the pros with no charge for equipment hire, and 24 hour access for students. • Professional software for editing film, magazine, newspaper and online output • Regular live news days where you get to experience the professional expectations of a busy newsroom across print, radio, the internet and TV • Gain confidence in newspapers, digital publishing and broadcasting on radio and television • Opportunity to try out various roles including editing, presenting, producing and news gathering. • Industry guests from the world of journalism, for example from Match of the Day, The Guardian, ITV and the BBC • In addition to our second year placement module, we also facilitate regular work experience for our students across the region with recent students benefitting from experience at the BBC, Plymouth Herald and Plymouth Raiders What might I become? Graduates have gained employment with the BBC, Channel 4, Twofour Productions (TV production) and a variety of online platforms. They have also gone on to work in the media departments at professional sports clubs, newspapers, magazines, national radio stations and websites, as well as in production, editing, PR and communications and marketing. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Journalism at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our well-equipped Journalism and Media (JAM) Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day. Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Course details

Modules

Chris - Third year, Journalism; “The first year started with the basics of learning how to tell stories fora variety of audiences and platforms. We also covered media law and looked into how journalists develop stories. Year two built on the skills we already learned as we made documentaries for both TV and radio and wrote articles for a group magazine that’s distributed around the city. In the third year, we’ve been producing content for radio and online in fast-paced news weeks. We will also be making our own magazines and running a marketing campaign.” 1st Year Research: The investigative journalist Journalism production: Recording the story Written journalism: The power of the word Live news: Get your mojo on Journalism production: Words and pictures Media law and the ethical journalist 2nd Year Research: Curious and creative Radio journalism: More than words Written journalism: Making Sound Learn to earn: Placement and proactivity Live news: Lights, camera, action! Visual journalism: Digital storytelling 3rd Year Honours project: The finished product TV journalism: The bigger picture Live news: The cutting edge Magazine journalism: The summer issue Marketing and PR: The buzz-feeder

Assessment method

Assessment methods are based on the production of news stories, features and essays and you will be appraised on your performance on work placements.

Professional bodies

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

  • European Journalism Training Association

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P500
Institution code:
P63
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum. Year 3 – Foundation Degree or evidence of 240 credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

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Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £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 £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Journalism at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS