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 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.
- 90% of our students are in work or postgraduate studies 15 months after graduation - 2020 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 as well as broadcast, print and online production
- Opportunities to write for the highly-regarded MerseyNews Live website
- Option to learn invaluable Shorthand techniques
- Teaching from journalists with many years experience and links to local newspapers, TV companies and radio stations
- Opportunities for industrial placements with media organisations, including a paid internship with the Index on Censorship
- Taught in the £38million Redmonds Building with industry-standard facilities including newsrooms, studios and editing booths
Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.
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.
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
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Please see our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships