Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Brunel is the only Greater London university to offer a Journalism BA with NCTJ accreditation. The NCTJ is a long'established and respected benchmark of excellence for journalists. We deliver essential NCTJ training alongside broader contextual and critical modules so you are best'placed to negotiate the demanding craft of journalism. Although there's plenty of fascinating and dynamicallytaught theory, this is learning for the real world. You'll learn in our 24 hour, state of the art, multi'platform digital newsroom and broadcast facilities, using the latest edition industry standard hardware and software. You'll graduate with the skills and expertise that will give you the competitive edge when applying for jobs with the country's cultural, political and social decision'making organisations, some of which are on our doorstep.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Academic practice; news writing; news reporting and production; history of journalism; audio journalism; UK, European and global institutions. Level 2 Core: Crime courts and the media; data gathering for journalists; video journalism; reporting UK local government; magazine journalism; theories of journalism. Level 3 Core: Online journalism entrepreneurialism; law and the media; major group journalism project; analysis of work experience; journalism dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 7.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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68% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 53%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 94%

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 80
Studying 5
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 17%

Total Coursework: 73%

Total Practical: 10%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation