BA (Hons) JournalismP500

    Course Overview

    Duration: 3 years full-time and part-time options available
  • This practical journalism degree is taught by journalists and media practitioners, allowing you to learn about the industry from the industry. Lecturers from the BBC, ITV and The Guardian are just some of the contacts you will make while you study with us.

    You’ll be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with newspapers, digital publishers and broadcasting on radio and television.  With 24-hour access for students, our state-of-the-art Journalism and Media (JaM) centre features a well-appointed newsroom at its heart, plus software suites with editing, film, magazine, newspaper and online output. Our online radio station is staffed and run on campus by journalism students and you will have free access to the latest kit to support your journalism and studies.

    In the classroom, you’ll study theoretical elements such as the legal issues affecting the industry, cross-platform publishing and court reporting. Through practical projects, you’ll be supported in putting this theory into practice to further enhance your employability.  


    Journalism students are guided in written journalism for magazines, newspapers and online, as well as developing and presenting packages for TV and radio. We also run regular live news days, where students get to experience the professional expectations of a busy newsroom. Throughout the course, you’ll be given the opportunity to try out various roles including editing, presenting, producing and news gathering. What's more, there are regular sessions with industry guests from the world of journalism, for example from Match of the Day (MOTD), The Guardian and the BBC.

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All modules are compulsory:

1st Year
  • Journalism research
  • Journalism production skills
  • Written journalism
  • Live news production
  • Law and ethics


2nd Year
  • Journalism research
  • Radio journalism
  • Written journalism
  • Work-based learning
  • Live news production
  • Visual journalism


3rd Year
  • TV journalism
  • Data journalism
  • Live news production
  • Magazine journalism and digital content
  • Honours project


Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

We encourage students to make great contacts through our guest lecture programme and work-based learning and have gained employment with Two Four, Channel 4, the BBC, The Herald and a variety of online platforms.  Students have also gone on to work within associated careers such as production, editing, PR, communications and marketing.

Employability workshops, mentoring and work experience opportunities are offered and encouraged throughout the programme, we know from working with and speaking to prospective employers that they like graduates to be well qualified and experienced. We give our students opportunities both in-house and externally to apply the skills and knowledge learnt within the programme.


ALUMNI OF BA (Hons) Journalism

Current Students


Course Leader

The programme is taught by Sarah McAdam (Course Leader and specialism in photography & film making); Mike Baker (current sports journalist with The Guardian and 20 years’ experience as a sports journalist and editor); Liz Miller (current journalist with over 25 years’ experience in fashion, lifestyle and travel) and Liam French (widely published on digital media; disability and sport; media theory and research methods).


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    We are fully accredited by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) and have built a strong programme that is driven by the industry. Accreditation ensures that our programme delivers what we say and what the industry wants.

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