• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

University of Derby developed this Journalism Joint Honours course with your future in mind. As new technologies revolutionise the industry and the ways in which people receive their news, the course will introduce you to the world of the multi-skilled multimedia professional.

In an age of digital news, there has never been a more exciting or challenging time to study journalism. This dynamic course enables you to produce compelling content for both traditional and emerging media platforms.

You'll gain the core journalistic research and writing skills as well as studying media law and ethics. At the same time, you’ll develop a multi-platform mindset - producing print, radio and TV reports as well as creating blogs and podcasts, digital photos, audio/video stories and content for websites and external devices.

You’ll have opportunities to work on location - newsgathering, reporting and developing your news values. This could include visiting courts and public meetings or covering community issues to produce fair, balanced and accurate reports.

The emphasis is on developing your creativity and versatility, with knowledge of a variety of production techniques. You'll also have the chance to concentrate on a journalistic genre that particularly interests you.

Alongside traditional reporting skills, we want you to develop a passion for ideas and creative communication, to seek out the human stories behind the headlines. You'll also focus on intellectual and critical development, study research techniques and gain an understanding of audience theory.

Careers

You will gain experience in the production of content for print, online and broadcast outlets but the skills you learn will also open doors to numerous other careers including PR, advertising and corporate communications. The research and communication skills of a journalist are highly transferable to a huge variety of graduate level jobs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time: 4-6 Years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Photojournalism and Reportage
  • Introduction to Broadcast News
  • Law, Regulation and Ethics for Journalists
  • Audio Journalism
  • Reporting Practices
  • Broadcast Journalism - Radio
  • Broadcast Journalism - Video
  • Media Law
  • Work-based Learning in Journalism
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • PR & Media Management
  • Specialist Online Journalism

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Typical entry requirements:
  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Part-time UK-EU students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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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