• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

Overview

Combining your passion for journalism with another subject, this Journalism Joint Honours degree from University of Derby will take you behind the headlines and give you insights into a career as a journalist in the age of the internet.

  • ‌Gain basic skills in researching and producing powerful print, radio, TV and online stories
  • Get to grips with the latest techniques and technologies which are transforming journalism in an era of digital news
  • Hone your skills in our outstanding facilities which include TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom
  • Take the chance to specialise in a journalistic genre of your choice - from film to fashion, sport to crime, science to politics
  • Prepare for a rewarding career in a variety of journalistic fields including online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising and corporate communications
  • Spend time studying abroad in America or Europe.

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

      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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General 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

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 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.
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  • 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

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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