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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Journalism and Culture

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Perhaps you enjoy writing, but prefer working with the facts rather than fiction? Or you have a keen interest in presenting to camera as a broadcast journalist or you’re an experienced blogger or vlogger. If so, a journalism degree might be good match for you. Brunel’s Journalism and Culture BA course offers a balanced combination of journalism practice and theory to help provide the tools you need to pursue a variety of roles within the industry. As part of the course you will learn the skills of journalism such as research, pitching story ideas, interviewing, reporting and writing across multi-media platforms as well as the relationship between journalism and culture and society. You’ll learn across video, audio and magazine journalism and because it’s so hand-on you’ll feel like you’re building real skills for future. As you journey through the course you’ll develop a critical understanding of the communication environment where journalism and media and cultural industries operate, as you develop the analytical ability to explore intellectual inquiries and present findings. This London journalism course is taught by world-class academics, many of whom are active professional journalists who will be sources of inspiration when you come to do your own journalism research project in your final year. Journalism and Culture BA has a strong emphasis on digital technology and multi-platform journalism and you will learn in a 24-hour, state-of-the-art, multi-platform digital newsroom and broadcast facilities, using the latest edition industry-standard hardware and software. The course will also enable you to develop a critical and in-depth understanding of the media industry that will help you succeed in the fast-changing digital world. In your second year, you’ll have the option to take the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Diploma in Journalism at no extra cost. The NCTJ Diploma is the number one industry recognised gateway into journalism, sought after by media professionals worldwide. Once you graduate, you’ll have a unique set of skills and expertise that will give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs with cultural, political and social decision-making organizations in the UK and across the world. Brunel students enjoy their own creative writing journal to showcase their talents as well as the Brunel Union of Students ‘Le Blurb’ publication, so they’ll be plenty of avenues to practice your craft. You’ll also get to hear from alumni and guest speakers about what it’s really like to work in the journalism. Previous representatives from small papers, as well as the BBC and The Guardian have helped to provide further insight into the industry. The location of the University is within easy reach of London and the West End, the British Library, museums and other research centres of national and international importance, offering endless opportunities for additional learning and leisure.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Introduction to Journalism and Media Foundations of Researching Journalism Digital Media and Society News and Feature Writing Cross-Platform Journalism Year 2 Journalism, Politics and Power Journalism Practice Journalism, Media and Globalisation Media Law, Ethics, and Regulations Journalism Research Project Optional modules Data Gathering Entrepreneurial Journalism Journalism, International Politics and Social Issues. Year 3 Data Journalism Journalism Practice Project Academic Dissertation Optional modules Journalism, Storytelling and Social Media Media, Campaigning and Social Change Public Relations


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeP502
Institution code B84
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 Not accepted
A level BBC including grade B in one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without an A-Level in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject. Applicants will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Applicants will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A level grade B in one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without an A Level in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject, with A levels grade BC including one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without an A Level in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC including grade B in one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without an Advanced Higher in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points including Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without a Higher level 5 in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 including H3 in one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without H3 in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M3 including grade M2 in one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without a Pre-U Certificate in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject. Applicants will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and A level grade B in one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without an A Level in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject, with A levels grade BC including one of the following subjects; English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Classics, Ancient History, Economics, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, Philosophy, Law or Religious Studies. Applicants without an A Level in the subjects above will be considered, but will be required to provide a written sample of work as part of the selection process.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15860* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Journalism and Culture at Brunel University London - UCAS