If you’d like to work in the fast-paced world of journalism then this is the course for you – designed to equip you with all the skills needed to work in a multi-disciplinary media environment, including TV, radio, print and online journalism.
It’s also backed and accredited by three industry-recognised bodies in the shape of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), and the Publishers Association (PA). In fact, we were the first institution in the UK to have our journalism courses accredited by all of these organisations - demonstrating the proven track record BU has for quality teaching and the relevance of our course content in this competitive sector.
Throughout your degree, you’ll learn the essential theoretical framework and hone your practical skills by producing copy, bulletins and broadcast packages in newsrooms and digital studios, which replicate professional working environments. This includes being taught the importance of originality and being introduced to innovative storytelling techniques.
To put your new skills into practice, you’ll also have the opportunity to complete either two short placements or a 30-week placement in industry – making professional contacts and gaining insight into how the sector operates.
In addition, as an NCTJ-accredited course, you’ll sit the NCTJ qualifications in:
- Essential Law
- Court Reporting
- Public Affairs
Students who take all the exams will graduate with an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism and the students who achieve A–C and 100 words per minute in shorthand will graduate with a Gold Standard NCTJ Diploma. This widely recognised professional qualification can radically enhance your credibility and employability as a practising journalist.
After three years, a typical BU graduate from this course had earnings that were ranked in the top three of all universities for this subject (3rd out of 90).
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years (including two short placements) or 4 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time
Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), The Council for Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the Professional Publishers Association (PPA)
For 2018 entry: 112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our Entry requirements.