BA (Hons) Journalism

Entry requirements

2016 entry

  • 240 UCAS points;
  • CCC at A Level or equivalent; or
  • BTEC Level 3 Qualifications or a combination of A Level and Level 3 BTEC qualifications; or
  • All Level 3 qualifications welcome, including the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of  6 Distinction and 24 Merit Level 3 credits; plus
  • English and Maths GCSE (C or above), or equiv.
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 orCambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

2017 entry

For September 2017 entry the number of UCAS tariff points that qualifications are worth is changing. Visit UCAS for guidance on the 2017 tariff

  • A Level BCC or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions 36 Merits or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 112 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent.
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 orCambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

 

Modules

All modules are assessed by one or more of the following: project work accompanied by a critical commentary, timed assignments, production of magazines/broadcast bulletins/websites, work attachments (recorded and evaluated), internships and work placement, production of portfolios of work, presentations to seminars, pitching of project proposals, presentations of projects for peer reviews, examinations and assignments under controlled conditions, essays and a dissertation.

Methods of assessment for course overall: 89% coursework.

Publish videos, audio and written news and features

From the beginning of the degree you’ll be treated as a professional journalist, and your work will be uploaded to the student news platform:lsbu-multimedia-journalists.co.uk. This website is designed as a starting platform for your work, and articles will cover a range of topics from around London. You’ll source stories, provide your own images and layout to bring the articles to life.

In your third year you’ll start displaying your work on  journalism.london, an impressive collection of our students work and a platform for you to publish videos, audio and written news and features as well as engaging with social media and live streaming. You’ll build on your experiences in the first and second year to create and contribute to a legitimate Journalism website.

Year 1

  • Journalism foundations
  • Digital journalism 1
  • Journalism and society
  • Introduction to broadcast journalism
  • Digital journalism 2

Year 2

  • Cross platform journalism
  • Journalism futures
  • Investigative journalism
  • Cross platform journalism advanced
  • Global journalism

Year 3

  • Work placement and professional identity
  • Media law and ethics
  • Interactive journalism
  • Journalism project (option)
  • Research paper (option)

LSBU has provided me with amazing personal support, the most up to date technology, relevant career transferable skills and a portfolio of work which will undoubtedly aid me in securing an exciting future career in the media industry.

Rory Smith, BA (Hons) Journalism (2013)