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Journalism and Culture BA
Journalism and Culture BA

Journalism and Culture BA

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)

  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)

Course Information

Perhaps you enjoy writing, but prefer working with the facts rather than fiction? Or you have a keen interest in presenting to camera as a broadcast journalist or you’re an experienced blogger or vlogger. If so, a journalism degree might be good match for you.

Brunel’s Journalism and Culture BA course offers a balanced combination of journalism practice and theory to help provide the tools you need to pursue a variety of roles within the industry.

As part of the course you will learn the skills of journalism such as research, pitching story ideas, interviewing, reporting and writing across multi-media platforms as well as the relationship between journalism and culture and society.

You’ll learn across video, audio and magazine journalism and because it’s so hand-on you’ll feel like you’re building real skills for future.

As you journey through the course you’ll develop a critical understanding of the communication environment where journalism and media and cultural industries operate, as you develop the analytical ability to explore intellectual inquiries and present findings.

This London journalism course is taught by world-class academics, many of whom are active professional journalists who will be sources of inspiration when you come to do your own journalism research project in your final year.

Journalism and Culture BA has a strong emphasis on digital technology and multi-platform journalism and you will learn in a 24-hour, state-of-the-art, multi-platform digital newsroom and broadcast facilities, using the latest edition industry-standard hardware and software.

The course will also enable you to develop a critical and in-depth understanding of the media industry that will help you succeed in the fast-changing digital world.

In your second year, you’ll have the option to take the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Diploma in Journalism at no extra cost. The NCTJ Diploma is the number one industry recognised gateway into journalism, sought after by media professionals worldwide.

Once you graduate, you’ll have a unique set of skills and expertise that will give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs with cultural, political and social decision-making organizations in the UK and across the world.

Brunel students enjoy their own creative writing journal to showcase their talents as well as the Brunel Union of Students ‘Le Blurb’ publication, so they’ll be plenty of avenues to practice your craft.

You’ll also get to hear from alumni and guest speakers about what it’s really like to work in the journalism. Previous representatives from small papers, as well as the BBC and The Guardian have helped to provide further insight into the industry.

The location of the University is within easy reach of London and the West End, the British Library, museums and other research centres of national and international importance, offering endless opportunities for additional learning and leisure.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

Course code: P502

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Year 1


  • JR1700 - News and Feature Writing

  • JR1701 - Cross-Platform Journalism

  • JR1604 - Introduction to Journalism and Media

  • JR1606 - Foundations of Researching Journalism

  • JR1605 - Digital Media and Society

Year 2


  • JR2700 - Journalism, Politics and Power

  • JR2701 - Journalism Practice


  • CO2604 - Media Genres

  • CO2030 - Global Communication

  • CO2602 - Social Media and Networked Cultures

  • C05520 - Creative Industries

Year 3


  • JR3608 - Data Journalism

  • JR3606 - Dissertation

  • JR3607 - Journalism Practice Project


  • CO3605 – Fake News, Images and Websites

  • CO3606 – International Media Ethics

  • CO3608 – Reporting Social Justice

  • JR3609 - Journalism, Storytelling and Social Media

  • JR3605 - Media, Campaigning and Social Change

  • JR3610 - Public Relations

  • PP3612 Elections, Parties and Voters in the UK

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many graduates of Journalism and Culture BA go on to seek their first jobs in journalism, primarily in the local and regional sector for print, web or broadcasting, but also in the burgeoning periodical sector that includes magazines and industry journals.

You will also be well equipped to create blogs and vlogs either for yourself or for others or to transfer your skills to related fields such as media production, public relations, marketing and advertising.

Brunel graduates can be found in top newsrooms across the globe with companies such as the BBC and The Guardian.

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Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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