History and Journalism (Hons), B.A. | University of Hertfordshire | Hatfield, United Kingdom
36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Ever wondered how past events shape the current world? By taking the History and Journalism (Hons) programme from University of Hertfordshire, you’ll learn how the past affects today’s world, how people learn (or don’t learn) from these events. You’ll see patterns and parallels between the past and present. You’ll critically analyse how events are told by different people.  


The famous war reporter, Kate Adie, described journalism as “a ringside seat at history” and by studying both subjects together you’ll get the chance to think both about how past events were covered and how current news stories and features can help us understand both past and present better. You’ll start to learn to write and broadcast using journalism conventions while building confidence and communication skills through learning to write articles, blogs and broadcast. You’ll even take a module looking at some of the journalistic stories that have changed History alongside learning to be critical of what you read and how to avoid disseminating or being taken in by fake news.

The University uses a variety of teaching methods. For Journalism and History, you'll have interactive workshops with the occasional lecture. This History and Journalism (Hons) programme from University of Hertfordshire is about much more than sitting in a classroom. It’s about doing practical work to get you ready for a career, with employability skills built into all modules. It’s no wonder that 96.5%* of the University’s students are in work or further studies within six months of graduating. History and Journalism graduates have in the past gone into areas such as journalism, marketing, PR and the civil service. 

You’ll study at the University that has contributed to ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic,’ part of a British Library exhibition. You’ll learn about national and international history, from Europe to Africa and America. Our course focuses on the connection between past and present, linking people’s history and everyday lives. 

What will I study?

Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Communications
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Law and Ethics
  • Global Media and Society
  • Belief and Disbelief: Faith, Magic and Medicine, 1500 - 1800
  • The Fight for Rights: Freedom and Oppression, 1790s-1990s
  • Historians' Toolkit
  • Africa and the World, 1450-1850

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

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBC-BBB
  • IB 112-120
  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/D Mathematics
  • Access course tariff: An overall merit profile in 45 credits at Level 3.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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