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Journalism (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

Journalism (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Journalism (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is the ideal choice if you’d like to pursue a career in journalism or digital media but don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students on the standard journalism course.

This four-year course has a built-in foundation year that is designed to help you prepare for undergraduate study and evaluate your abilities in terms of reading, writing, critical analysis and research.

Throughout the degree you’ll pick up knowledge and skills that will allow you to engage audiences in compelling stories, develop journalistic writing techniques and thrive in this fast-paced industry.

On our Journalism (including foundation year) BA (Hons) course you’ll be introduced to contemporary practices in journalism, as well as to the ideas and theories that govern journalistic research and writing.

Throughout your degree you’ll be able to rely on support from your tutors, as well as other specialist services at the University. There will be opportunities to improve skills that relate to the real-world through special workshops, including those that allow you to practise interview skills and write job applications.

Your foundation year - which you’ll share with students on other foundation year courses - will be diagnostic in nature, allowing you to explore a range of different subjects within digital media and creative fields alongside students with different academic perspectives on the subjects you study.

During the foundation year you’ll study modules that will give you an introduction to the following areas:

  • Media and communications
  • Film, TV and broadcast media
  • Digital media
  • Journalism and writing for media

You'll also learn the technical aspects of creative practices through the development of ideas with a focus on the quality of making, recognition of structural qualities of different media and essential elements in communications.

After you complete the foundation year you’ll join students starting our standard three-year course, where you’ll study the same content and have the same choice of modules. To learn more about the subsequent three years of your degree, visit our Journalism BA (Hons) course page.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you’d like to change your specialism there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2), if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas

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

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Program content

  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media
  • Introduction: Digital Media
  • Introduction: Journalism and Writing for Media
  • Introduction: Media and Communications
  • Journalism: History and Ideas
  • Practical Journalism
  • Reporting Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Journalism Work Placement
  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration
  • Newsroom Production
  • Introduction to Shorthand
  • Social Media and Data Journalism
  • Styling and Journalism
  • Advanced Newsroom Production
  • Creating Packages
  • Journalism Project
  • Arts Journalism
  • Campaigning Journalism
  • Fashion Writing and Reporting
  • Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism
  • Sports Journalism

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £12,700 per year

Continuing studies

This degree will also open doors for postgraduate study in media, journalism or film studies.

Career opportunities

The range of skills and knowledge you’ll gain by the time you graduate will allow you to pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Online media
  • PR
  • Media consultancy
  • Marketing
  • Social media

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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