Practical training includes broadcasting production, web design, news and feature writing, plus other skills of contemporary journalism. It hones presentation and written skills, and ensures that graduates can keep up with the fast pace of 24-hour news and the newsroom. You have opportunities to manage the news production process and coordinate teams undertaking the key newsroom tasks, initiating stories and gathering news information, writing copy, subediting and editing copy to produce news. Simulated news days form an important part of the learning experience but there are also opportunities to contribute to broadcast programmes and print publications within and outside the University. There is a student-led online news resource – Winchester News Online (WINOL) – which provides campus news in addition to the latest news, politics and sport from Hampshire and the South East. You’ll work in a simulated newsroom using the latest studio equipment, cameras and editing technology to produce radio, video and online reports. There is an emphasis on the application of the scientific method to news reporting, to promoting the public understanding of science and to an understanding of matters relating to evidence, truth and justice. The University is a member of the Innocence Network UK, and the course has an emphasis on law, the criminal justice system, public affairs and politics. Open 24 hours a day, the Multimedia Centre offers outstanding industry-standard facilities including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, a computerised radio studio, and facilities for multi-track audio recording. A wide range of equipment is available and the Centre is an Apple Certified Training Centre.
For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Broadcast Journalism Training Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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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)
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
Additional entry requirements
We will look for evidence within your application of good general knowledge, especially of current affairs and/or a specialist field of journalism; evidence of key skills such as team working or problem solving; knowledge of British and/or global media markets; and knowledge of communities and an understanding of the importance of inclusivity. If you have any relevant work experience or experience in blogging or tweeting, please also include a reference to this in your personal statement.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||An overall score of 7.0, including 7.0 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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