• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The BA Broadcast Journalism (Hons) is a specialist course from De Montfort University , which allows you to learn the core skills required in the world of digital journalism. 

 You will learn how to make video features for television, online and social media, as well as stories for radio, and you will develop skills in all areas of visual media production from filming and editing to pitching, storytelling and presenting.

This programme has been designed for students who are keen to learn to use professional recording equipment and use software to edit digitally, whilst our established Journalism BA (Hons) is more suited to those who want to pursue careers in magazines, press and online journalism. Broadcast Journalism has a practical focus and will help you gain the skills to work as a broadcast journalist in the digital age. You will also learn about journalism from a sociological perspective and understand its history.

Reasons to study Broadcast Journalism at De Montfort University:

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU
  • Dedicated facilities: Develop your practical skills in the Leicester Centre for Journalism and our multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios; which feature broadcast-standard radio production studios, and film studios equipped with multi-cameras and green screen facilities
  • Work placement opportunities: Gain industry experience and understand professional practice by undertaking an optional work placement
  • Award winning student group, Demon Media: Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by taking part in the Demon Media group; The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website

Graduate Careers

Broadcast Journalism graduates are likely to pursue careers in television, online and radio journalism as producers, reporters, researchers, video journalists, social media producers and more. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Image Capture and Processing
  • Audio Caputure and Processing
  • Multi-platform News Writing
  • Journalism and Society
  • Television Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Radio Journalism

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language or Literature, plus one of the following:
    • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
    • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
    • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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