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BA (Hons) Journalism

University of Derby
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Journalism

Go behind the headlines and build a career as a creative, versatile journalist in the digital age. BA (Hons) Journalism equips you to produce powerful print, audio, video and online stories.

Why choose this course?

We've developed BA (Hons) Journalism with your future in mind. As new technologies are revolutionising the way people receive news, we will help you become a multi-skilled multimedia professional who can rise to the challenge.

Is this course for you?

It’s your chance to gain all the core journalistic research and writing skills, together with the know-how to deliver compelling content for both traditional and emerging media platforms. You can even focus on different journalistic genres – from film to fashion, sport to crime, science to politics.

Opportunities and experiences

Gain practical experience with a media organisation in the UK or overseas. Work for the University’s own news outlets. Choose to study part of your degree at one of our partner universities in America. Enjoy guest lectures by leading journalists, broadcasters and political commentators. Your learning experience will be consistently exciting.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 7.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Program content

How you will learn

Working across a designated ‘news patch’, you’ll nurture contacts, conduct interviews, visit courts and public meetings, and produce original stories. You’ll also get to grips with industry-standard technology in our radio and TV studios, video editing suites and dedicated newsroom.

Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,045 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Career opportunities

Careers and employability

Our graduates now work for magazines, newspapers, the BBC and commercial radio and TV. Others have launched their own digital businesses. This degree also paves the way to careers in PR, advertising, corporate communications, public administration and politics.

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University of Derby

University of Derby

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