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Journalism (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The Journalism (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster has creativity, flexibility, innovation and entrepreneurship at its core. It focuses on online and cross-media skills throughout, since they are now central to everything modern journalists do, not just an add-on or afterthought.

You will be taught by professional journalists and internationally renowned academics and, as well as enabling you to become a better journalist, the course will also equip you with transferable skills that will help you whatever media career path you choose. 

The Journalism (Honours) has a flexible structure which, while it focuses on core journalistic and critical and analytic skills, also allows students to choose specialist options and take control of their studies.

Career Path

Students graduate with the skills they need to find work in traditional news media and publishing organisations, often on the online side, at the newer generation of online-only journalistic outlets and at trade and B2B publications.

But they are also well suited to work in the creative media in general, in fields like broadcast-based research and production and traditional PR and marketing. And many now find work in the online content creation sector. This could encompass everything from running social media channels for big brands, creating content for branded websites and online community building to sponsored content and native advertising and online and digital marketing.

Some of our graduates stay in academia, pursuing postgraduate and doctorate-level study and the course allows students with interests in this area to specialise in theory to prepare themselves better for research in this area.

Recent graduates have found work at The Guardian, The Independent, The BBC, CNN, Radio One Newsbeat, Al-Jazeera, Buzzfeed, The Evening Standard, The Huffington Post, Google News, Cosmopolitan, Sky Sports News, T3, The Week, Grazia, Bloomberg, T3, Music Week, Share Radio, MSN UK and India Today.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council as being of a high standard and offering a quality teaching in multimedia journalism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital First: Introduction to Producing Online/Multimedia Journalism
  • Introduction to Consumer and Lifestyle Journalism
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Journalism: Stories and Histories
  • Media and Globalisation
  • Media and Society
  • News, Features, Comment
  • Journalism, Politics and the Media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Pitch, Produce, Publish: Creating Modern Magazines
  • Theories of Media and Communication
  • Researching Media and Communication

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            92

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          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

            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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          • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

            176

            C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

          Academic Requirements

          UK 

          One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

          • A Levels - BBB excluding General Studies
          • International Baccalaureate - 28 points (including a minimum of 5 in Higher English)
          • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DDM
          • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.
          • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

          EU/INTERNATIONAL

          • International Baccalaureate - 28 points (including a minimum of 5 in Higher English)

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            13400 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 13400 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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          Living costs for London

          • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
            Living Costs

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

          Funding

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