Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • 93% student positivity about teaching on the course (2023 NSS)
  • Accredited by the the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. Both industry accreditations means that the course focuses closely on UK employer requirements
  • Practical training in research and writing, broadcast, print and online production
  • Option to learn invaluable Shorthand techniques
  • Opportunities to write for MerseyNews Live website
  • Teaching from journalists with many years experience and links to local and national newspapers, TV companies and radio stations
  • Opportunities for industrial placements with media organisations, including a paid internship with the Index on Censorship
  • Use industry-standard facilities including newsrooms, studios and editing booths
About your course A highly vocational programme, the BA (Hons) Journalism is taught using industry-standard facilities so you gain the hands-on experience you will need in your day-to-day work as a journalist. Facilities include edit suites, newsrooms, radio sound studios and a TV studio. This highly vocational BA (Hons) degree programme provides practical training in these areas, and will further your understanding of the law and how public bodies work. You will also develop skills in analysis and interpretation, initiative and research, which are useful in any career, not just journalism. In your third year you can specialise in an area related to your future career aspirations. You will have access to the Liverpool Screen School's industry-standard facilities, helping you secure the hands-on experience you will need in your day-to-day work as a journalist. These facilities include edit suites, newsrooms, radio sound studios and a TV studio. Our strong links with local newspapers, television companies and radio stations mean that there will be opportunities for invaluable work experience during the course, and you will be encouraged to get involved with various student media outlets in Liverpool, including our own website.

Modules

Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a range of assessment methods. These include: essays, projects, portfolios of work, exams, reports, group and individual presentations, and dissertations. Much of the work is journalism based and supported by academic essays and presentations. Assessment will be mostly portfolio-based, with some exams in law, shorthand, media regulation and court reporting. Your Major Project/Dissertation will be 15,000 words or equivalent.

Professional bodies

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

  • The National Council for the Training of Journalists
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P500
Institution code:
L51
Campus name:
Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number


Student Outcomes

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80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 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
International £17750 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Sponsorship information

Please see our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships

Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS