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Journalism - BA (Hons) 2019
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: 96-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
Course specific requirements: Evidence of interest and some relevant experience in Journalism will be required. All applicants will be invited to attend a workshop, which will include an NCTJ story writing task.
Admissions test required? Yes
Admissions test name:
Admissions test further details: An NCTJ story writing task will be part of your interview/workshop. Please contact the Admissions Centre for additional information.
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? No
Health checks required? No
Interview required? Yes
Interview further details: Group interview/workshop - to be attended as part of the Open day (likely to be December to April)
Portfolio required? No
Other required? Yes
Other further details: Evidence of interest and some relevant experience in Journalism is necessary.
   
Access to HE Diploma  
Further details: 112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
  A level
    Further details: 96-112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Diploma
    Entry requirement: D*D*
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Diploma
    Entry requirement: D*D*
  National Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 96-112
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Business Administration & Finance at grade B
Construction and the Built Environment at grade B
Creative and Media at grade B
Engineering at grade B
Environmental and Land-Based Studies at grade B
Hair and Beauty Studies at grade B
Hospitality at grade B
Information Technology at grade B
Manufacturing and Product Design at grade B
Public Services at grade B
Retail Business at grade B
Society, Health & Development at grade B
Sport and Active Leisure at grade B
Travel and Tourism at grade B
Additional Information:
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
    Not accepted
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: 96-112 Tariff points.
   
Core Skills  
    Are Core Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 at Higher Level.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H3 H3 H3 H3 H4
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 25
    Further details: 25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects. Evidence of interest and some relevant experience in Journalism will be required.
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
    Further details: Cambridge Pre-U score of 48.
   
OCR Cambridge Technical  
  Introductory Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
  Diploma
    Entry requirement: D*D*
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 58 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 4 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A