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Falmouth University

Program description


You'll develop an eye-catching portfolio and become an engaged, mobile journalist. Our academic team places employability at the heart of teaching, so work placements, professional mentors and real-world opportunities are embedded within your learning experience.

You will:

  • Benefit from our working relationships with international, national and regional media, including Euronews, BBC Cornwall and Pirate FM, and partnerships in PR and marketing too.
  • Graduate from a course accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).
  • Be taught by journalists who have worked within BBC television and radio, Associated Press and regional newspapers and magazines around the UK.
  • Take part in our work experience program, drawing on our wide network of news media organisations, including the likes of the BBC and Reuters.
  • Create a vibrant and industry-ready multimedia portfolio of articles, packages, bulletins, podcasts and more.
  • Take part in optional study trips at home and abroad, and meet top journalists such as Kate Adie and George Monbiot in our guest lecture and workshop series.

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Admission requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Language requirements

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard, which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.

If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you'll need to take a recognised language test that is approved and vouched for by the University.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One

  • News Reporting 1
  • Journalism & Communications in Context
  • Multimedia Methods
  • Blogging & the Personal Voice
  • Politics & Law for Journalists
  • Photo Journalism

Year Two

  • Magazine Content & Creation
  • Applied Media Law & Public Affairs
  • Features & Long Form
  • News Reporting 2
  • Journalism & Communications Research
  • Advanced Multimedia Methods

Year Three

  • Dissertation or Mini-Documentary
  • Multimedia Enterprise 1 and Multimedia Enterprise 2
  • Literature & Journalism
  • Specialist Correspondent

Scholarships & funding

For information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Full-time UK/EU - £9,250
  • Full-time International - £16,000


What you'll learn

This accredited journalism course teaches essential and specialist skills through industry-based training. During the three years, you'll also be engaged in the stimulating study of media law, public affairs, ethics and the many debates that shape journalism today. Our syllabus is informed by the rigorous requirements of our accrediting bodies and offers opportunities to create your own magazine, study life as a foreign correspondent and produce a documentary.

Career opportunities

Our students have turned their degrees into roles like Nickelodeon Television Producer, Supedry Social Media Editor, BBC News Environment Reporter, Restaurant Magazine Senior Reporter, and Virgin EMI Records Creative Assistant.

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About this institute

Falmouth University

For more than 100 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation. Today, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses represents the breadth of the Creative Industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music...

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Falmouth University

Treliever Road
TR10 9FE Penryn Cornwall

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