Teesside University
Journalism BA (Hons)
Teesside University

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 35 graduates of Journalism BA (Hons) and other courses in Media, Journalism and Communications at Teesside University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Media, Journalism and Communications.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
35 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Media, Journalism and Communications

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Media, Journalism and Communications at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19500 £18500 £21000
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £21000 £15500 - £23000 £17000 - £26000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Media, Journalism and Communications

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22011 £20901 £24871
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £25034 £16859 - £25435 £19876 - £30908

Course Description

Available for September or January intakes.

To apply for January 2024 intake, amend the cycle filter to 2023-2024, select the option for January and remember to use point of entry 1. If you experience any issues adding your course choice, please contact UCAS Customer Services on 0371 468 0 468.

Course overview: This degree, accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), offers a well-established entry point to one of the most challenging and sought-after graduate career paths. You are taught by industry professionals with a broad range of experience - in television, radio, print and online. Our aim is to ensure a high-quality student experience whilst meeting the needs of a rapidly transforming industry. Journalists graduating from Teesside are equipped with the necessary storytelling skills to succeed across multiple media platforms. You begin by learning the basics of original content creation – how to find a story, discover your individual voice, and expand your interests and knowledge. You understand how stories are reframed for digital and social media and how to set up your own website and generate revenue. Whether your passion is sport, fashion, music or traditional news, we aim to ensure that you are industry-ready to take up your chosen career.

Top reasons to study this course

  1. Get competitive: enter our annual Journalism Awards for a chance to win a placement at the likes of BBC Tees, Bauer Media and ITV News.
  2. Get published: become a practicing journalist and publish your stories through our unique news website, TUXtra. Our facilities include two television studies, a radio station and a multi-media newsroom.
  3. Get connected: gain industry experience through work placements with our industry partners, including Middlesbrough Football Club and TeessideLive. Our alumni have used these industry connections to build careers in national companies. The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accreditation means that you study for your professional (pre-entry) qualifications alongside your degree, with no additional tuition charges. The NCTJ diploma is a prestigious vocational qualification that is widely recognised and highly valued by journalism employers. Candidates are expected to enter all the NCTJ’s mandatory exams in reporting, essential public affairs, essential media law, court reporting and shorthand, and to complete the multimedia portfolio. After the course: A degree in journalism offers a well-established entry point into one of the most challenging and exciting careers. Graduates have taken up a range of roles at organisations such as BBC Tees, Sky Sports and Reach plc.

Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Journalism BA (Hons) at Teesside University

45% Business and public service associate professionals
30% Conservation and environment professionals
15% Administrative occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Media Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Access assessment information through Teesside University’s website using the course page link provided (or visit www.tees.ac.uk).

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Journalism

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Journalism, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Journalism BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £15000 year 1
International £15000 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Teesside University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Teesside University in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #73 
    • #601 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

See all 18 university rankings of Teesside University

About Teesside University

Founded in 1929, Teesside University is located in the large town of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. Teeside invests significantly in research, and in its themed research centres for: Sustainable Engineering, Social Innovation, Biosciences, Public Health, Digital Innovation, Rehabilitation, Applied Psychological Science and Culture and Creativity. For students who are keen on sports, there is also a wide variety of modern installations to satisfy your exercise needs.

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Student composition of Teesside University

undergraduates:
10750
postgraduates:
6270
Total:
17020
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