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Journalism BA (Hons)
Journalism BA (Hons)

Journalism BA (Hons)

  • ID:US440086
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£75,900.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5  
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Course Information

On BA (Hons) Journalism, you'll learn all the essential skills of journalism, producing content for a wide range of print and online platforms. We'll teach you how to write and research news stories and feature articles; you'll create video and interactive content; design newspaper, web and magazine pages; and become adept in using all the latest digital storytelling tools for websites and social media. You'll also study the development of journalism and its principles and ethics.

A key element of this course is the range of optional subjects you can take, among them modules in sports writing, fashion journalism, broadcasting, public relations, podcasting, scriptwriting and investigative journalism.

Graduate with both an honours degree and the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, the industry-recognised qualification, significantly boosting your employability.

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Year 1 (national level 4):

Core modules:

  • Essential Journalism (20 credits)

Essential journalism toolkit – learn what a journalist does and how you can get started.

  • Media Histories (20 credits)

Look at how we came to be where we are today. Trace the development of mass communication from the birth of printing to the multi-platform digital media of the 21st century.

  • Feature Writing (20 credits)

If you love the work of such journalists as Caitlin Moran or Charlie Brooker, this is the module for you. Come here to find your voice as a writer!

  • Essential Media Law and Regulation (20 credits)

Learn laws such as copyright, privacy and libel along with the ethical regulations which are essential for every professional journalist.

  • Digital Storytelling (20 credits)

Develop skills in non-traditional storytelling techniques for an online audience.

Optional modules (choose one):

Optional modules are also available (across all three stages) such as Magazine Writing, Fashion Journalism, Public Relations, Sports Journalism, Podcasting, Scriptwriting, Broadcasting, Media Theory.

Year 2 (national level 5):

Core modules:

  • Journalism and PR Studies (20 credits)

What influences the way journalists work? And how does journalism shape our world? Do some original research on a subject of your choice. 

  • Video Journalism (20 credits)

Develop skills in shooting and editing video to create compelling content for online audiences.

  • Design and Production Journalism (20 credits)

Learn professional skills, using the latest software, to experiment with design for print and digital platforms. Essential for creating magazines.

  • Newsroom (20 credits)

Get published and build your portfolio by finding, researching, interviewing and writing news stories in our state-of-the-art mediaHUB.

  • Public Affairs Reporting (20 credits)

Discover how your public services work, learn the skills needed to uncover great stories and call to account those in power.

Optional modules (choose one):

Optional modules are also available (across all three stages) such as Magazine Writing, Fashion Journalism, Public Relations, Sports Journalism, Podcasting, Scriptwriting, Broadcasting, Media Theory.

  • Shorthand (0 credits)

Learn Teeline, the system of rapid handwriting used by journalists to quickly capture the spoken word. Aim for 100 words per minute, the industry standard.

Final year (national level 6):

  • Multi-Platform News (20 credits)

Work on gathering original work for your portfolio using a range of journalistic styles.

  • Journalism Placement and Employability (20 credits)

Create an interactive CV, learn how to win jobs through interview techniques, and gain valuable experience during a two-week work placement. Develop your own magazine feature for publication with words, photos and video under real-world pressure.

  • Media Ethics (20 credits)

Examine the daily dilemmas and global challenges facing journalists.

  • Journalism Practical Project (40 credits)

Bring all your skills and knowledge together as you plan and produce a major piece of independent work. That could be a magazine, a series of in-depth articles or a website.

Optional modules (choose one):

Optional modules are also available (across all three stages) such as Magazine Writing, Fashion Journalism, Public Relations, Sports Journalism, Podcasting, Scriptwriting, Broadcasting, Media Theory.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, public relations and new media industries. It is also highly relevant to many positions in industry, commerce and the Civil Service, as well as to jobs in the arts and voluntary sectors.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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