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Journalism (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Leeds, United Kingdom
Journalism is needed in today’s world more than ever. Journalists get to the heart of every part of society, finding the best way to tell stories to their audiences.Whether you are running your own news website, working in the TV studio or providing the content for local radio stations, you will have support and advice from tutors who have worked in industry. 
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Course Benefits

  • We have strong industry links and offer students a broad range of opportunities to gain professional experience.
  • Our inspirational annual Journalism Week attracts top speakers from across the industry

You will be taught in small groups and the skills you will gain while studying for a Journalism degree are transferable to other areas of life. These include research and verification skills; the ability to present complex information in an accessible way across a range of media; interviewing skills; and working with a variety of social media platforms.

A foot in the door is key to finding a job and you will have the opportunity to undertake professional work placements as part of your course, with placements including newspapers; news agencies; broadcasting organisations; press offices in the public, charity and private sectors and designing social media campaigns.

This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and, during the course of your degree, you will take the exams which lead to achieving the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.


Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism in Society
  • Media Matters
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Practical Journalism: Newswriting
  • Television News for Journalists
  • Documentary: Theory and Practice
  • Research Skills for Factual TV
  • Radio Production
  • Digital Media Portfolio
  • Law for Journalists
  • Specialist Magazine Writing
  • Television Journalism
  • PR Management
  • Advanced Documentary Production

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language. We also accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications.
  • We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement. Applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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