Journalism has entered a new digital age but at its core remains the craft of investigating and reporting events and issues. This course provides a fusion of traditional practice and new, emerging methods that are shaping the future of journalism.
Taught by professional journalists, you will be encouraged to experiment across a range of platforms in order to deliver cutting edge and dynamic news content.
This practice led course will also afford you the opportunity to regularly work with the latest new media technologies specified by industry, in a brand new state-of-the-art newsroom at the centre of MediaCityUK.
You will learn how to investigate, record, write, edit, present and produce news for online, print, radio and television, with the option to specialise in your preferred area in the final year. You will also be encouraged to work on the student-led broadcast, Quays News, which is supported by industry and guest editors from the BBC and ITV.
We aim to produce graduates capable of hitting the ground running as competent journalists, with professional multimedia skills. Graduates have secured journalism jobs at the BBC, ITV, a range of newspapers and online sites as well as finding work in related areas such as public relations.
Find out more about the University's Quays TV news studio facilities at MediaCityUK.
BA (Hons) Journalism student Ross on his experiences broadcasting at the Create@Salford Festival, a final year showcase of student work at MediaCityUK.
You will study six modules in Year One, providing you with a broad understanding of journalism across print, online, radio and TV mediums.
You will then have the opportunity to pursue a specialised pathway throughout Year Two and Three. This will allow you to build on core skills gained from Year One as well as create your own programme route from a suite of optional modules including sports journalism, music journalism and political journalism.
The Multimedia pathway will guide you toward a career in online journalism, whilst offering you the flexibility to study options in print, TV and radio. In addition to the BA (Hons) Journalism: Multimedia pathway, there are also pathway options in News and Broadcast.
The course also includes shorthand tuition, allowing you to reach the gold standard of 100wpm, as well as broadcast workshops in editing and use of equipment, including cameras and recording devices.
Your final year will include multi-platform newsdays in our MediaCityUK newsroom and work placements with our industry partners.
Throughout your study, you will also be offered the opportunity to take NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) examinations.
The following optional modules may be offered
The following optional modules may be offered
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|UCAS tariff points||280-320 points|
|GCE A level||280-320 points. General Studies accepted.|
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM-DDM|
|Foundation Degree||Successful completion|
|Scottish Highers||280-320 points|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||280-320 points|
|International Baccalaureate||31 points|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 (no element below 6.0) is proof of this.
You need to be keen, dedicated and show evidence of your desire to become a journalist.
We’ll expect candidates to have engaged in journalism, for example, through a work placement, school magazine or newspaper.
Good English and communication skills are vital. You may also be invited to an interview and asked to undertake a journalism test.
We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Beth Hewitt the Director of Admissions for further information.
All suitable applicants are interviewed.
Mostly through practical journalistic work – coursework, projects and practical exercises. There’ll also be some exams and short essays.
You will be well prepared for a career in the media, communications, or information sectors. You’ll have the multimedia skills and flexibility to work across any of the traditional and new media. By achieving a good degree you’ll be equipped for a career in journalism in print, radio, television and online.
Graduates have secured journalism jobs at the BBC, ITV, newspapers and online sites.
They have also found work in related areas, including public relations.
Jonathan Griffin graduated in 2010 and now is a BBC Researcher working for FiveLive in Manchester. He was offered his position after completing work experience during his course.
Jonathan Brown graduated in 2010 and is now a trainee reporter for the Yorkshire Post.
Calvin Karambakuwa undertook several broadcast placements during his course at Salford and now works for ITV as a trainee news journalist. He graduated in 2011.
The course works with a wide variety of media organisations including the BBC, ITV, Key 103, Real Radio, Trinity Mirror (including the Manchester Evening News), Bolton News and Cavendish Press.
They provide professional engagement opportunities including work placements, guest lecturers and industry visits.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
You will be based at a unique digital learning, teaching and research space at MediaCityUK. We will be located at the heart of national BBC departments and hundreds of creative, digital and media organisations. Specialist facilities include high spec radio and television studios and a multi-platform newsroom.