• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

We teach the next generation of talented journalists. This degree gives you all the skills you need to go behind the headlines and build a career as a journalist in the age of the internet.

  • Choose our foundation year route if you want to strengthen your knowledge and skills before you progress to stage one of the BA (Hons) Journalism degree
  • Gain substantial practical experience of researching and producing powerful print, audio, video and online stories
  • Get to grips with the latest techniques and technologies which are transforming journalism in an era of digital news
  • Enjoy work placements with media organisations in the UK or overseas
  • 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 journalism, online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising, corporate communications, law, public administration or politics
  • Spend time studying abroad in America or Europe

Careers

This Journalism with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby develops the broad range of knowledge and skills you need to become a multimedia professional, adept in the production of content for print, online and broadcast outlets. Our graduates have gone on to work for magazines and local newspapers; BBC, commercial and community radio; and BBC and commercial TV. Others have set up their own digital businesses or worked for online agencies.

You’ll be prepared not only for a career in journalism, online or broadcast media production but also for roles in PR, advertising, corporate communications, law and public administration or politics. The research and communication skills of a journalist are highly transferable to a huge variety of graduate level jobs.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study skills
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies
  • Introduction to Journalism‌
  • Reporting Reality‌ (History of Journalism)
  • Photojournalism
  • Introduction Audio and Video Journalism
  • Multimedia Practice Professional Development in Journalism
  • Professional Development in Journalism‌
  • Audio Journalism
  • Video Journalism
  • Law, Regulation, and Ethics, for Journalists
  • Work-based learning in Journalism 
  • Specialist Online Journalism 
  • Media, Culture and Power - European Cultural Studies 
  • Media Research Project
  • Multimedia Journalism 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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 - 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.
  • Interview
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - MPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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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