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BA (Hons) Journalism: Digital Broadcasting Degree Level 6 — Full-time

Course outline

Are you brimming with stories just waiting to be shared? Does the world of journalism and the digital frontier ignite your passion? If so, our Journalism and Digital Broadcasting degree invites you to join us on an immersive voyage of discovery.

You'll harness cutting-edge technology and pioneering storytelling methods. From dynamic livestreaming to probing investigative journalism, you'll command the very tools revolutionizing the field. Dive into podcasting, forecast the future with broadcast studio multimedia, dissect social media narratives, and delve into investigative documentaries.

This course propels you into the heart of modern journalism, empowering you to craft compelling narratives that resonate in today's dynamic media landscape.

This award is currently subject to validation with a first intake planned for September 2024.

The degree is taught at our ultra-modern City Hub campus providing access to professional equipment, studio spaces and Adobe Creative Suite along with other relevant software. You will also have numerous opportunities to engage with other students preparing to get into the creative industries and work in response to industry briefs.

What you will learn:

Year 1 (Level 4) modules:

  • Introducing Journalism
  • Media Law and Ethical Reporting
  • Broadcast Studio Production Project
  • Digital Skills for Journalism
  • Podcasting
  • Micro-Documentary

Year 2 (Level 5) modules:

  • Newsroom Practice
  • Online Journalism
  • Ethics and Society
  • Current Affairs Documentary

Year 3 (Level 6) modules:

  • Investigative Journalism
  • Independent Project

You'll take a total of 120 credits in each academic year.

Nottingham College is proud to have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze Award for high quality student experience and outcomes. You can read more about this on the Office for Students website.

You can view the fantastic works of our Media, Photography & Performance students on our showcase website run by our media faculty team.

View showcase

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: JOU3

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 23rd September 2024

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C049892 / Q049893


Level 6 BA (Hons) Journalism: Digital Broadcasting


3 years

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) a full Level 3 qualification or two A level passes.

GCSE English Language and Maths passes at Grades 9 to 4 (previously A* to C) are required. As an equivalent, we expect applicants to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and Maths/numeracy.

Applicants must have a minimum of 64 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • T levels

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

Mature applicants not meeting the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods will be used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations. There are no examinations.


Digital Media has employability at its core, with extensive industry links and live professional projects. Employers highly value multi-skilled creatives, with the visual communication skills necessary to produce effective campaigns across all digital media for a variety of audiences.

Through our industry links, we have achieved a very high graduate employability rate. This programme also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study.

Digital Journalism graduates will be well-prepared for a wide variety of roles including: journalist, researcher, PR, vlogger, reporter, podcaster, marketing manager, social media/video content manager, producer or broadcast assistant.

Additional information

This award is currently subject to validation.

About the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to encourage higher education providers to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.

Learn more about the TEF