36 months
13700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This BJTC accredited Journalism (Hons) degree from University of South Wales covers the basic skills of finding and telling stories, as well as the specialist skills needed to work in print, radio, TV and on the web.

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You’ll learn traditional skills that underpin all types of journalism, along with a huge range of multimedia skills to make you more employable. Add to that entrepreneurialism and a rigorous academic education, and our journalism graduates have the best chance of success in a tough market. Three weeks’ works experience form a vital part of this journalism degree, and we will help you get your work published and build your CV.

Court visits are integral on this journalism degree, as are interview techniques, which are developed during live newsday simulations, including an annual police press conference. Mobile journalism or ‘mojo’ is now a key element of the course with cutting edge workshops on smartphone reporting and production.

Throughout your Journalism (Hons) degree from University of South Wales , you will learn from a wide range of industry professionals, including our own teaching staff and visiting lecturers from the BBC, ITV, magazines, and the national and local press.


Our journalism graduates have found positions in TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, online publications and public relations, locally, nationally and internationally. Other graduates also use their skills to go on to teaching or social media marketing and promotional roles, while others have set up their own media companies. Job destinations include the BBC, ITV, The Times, S4C, Made in Wales TV, Boomerang, Indus, Media Wales, South Wales Argus, Sky Sports and Sky News, alongside many other smaller newspapers and PR companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism 
  • Journalism Law, Ethics and Regulation
  • Public Affairs
  • News-writing
  • Social, Digital and Mobile Story Production
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Print and Magazine Journalism
  • Researching Media, Culture and Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Typical A-Level Offer

  • BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
  • Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical BTEC Offer
  • BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical IB Offer
  • Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall
Typical Access to HE Offer
  • Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 GBP per year during 36 months.

Full-time UK: TBC

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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