The BA in International Journalism (Hons) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a flexible course, designed to allow you to focus on the things that interest you and to customise your studies. Recent graduates are working at the BBC, South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, China Daily in Beijing, the Angolan Embassy in Lisbon, and in many other journalistic and public relations roles.
This holistic approach to journalism, combining the professional, academic and organisational aspects, produces graduates who can do the job but also understand where their job fits into the bigger picture.
Why Study This Course?
To learn more about our School and the range of courses within it, go to our homepage. If you’d like to learn more about the awards and other successes gained by our students, staff and alumni, visit our news page. You will be taught by working journalists and ex-journalists with international experience and research-active academics, with lectures and workshops from working foreign correspondents and other visiting guest speakers.
This is a flexible course, designed to allow you to focus on the things that interest you and to customise your studies to give you the maximum advantage on your career path. If English is not your first language, you can take extra courses, some of them specifically tailored to media careers. Our English language tuition ensures that you will leave the course with language skills at the level of CEFR C1.
Our Industry Links
We have great links with employers including the BBC, ITV, Sky, national newspapers, magazines and the local press.
Working journalists regularly bring up-to-the-minute expertise and contacts, as guest lecturers. These contacts help students to prepare for the latest challenges, to find work placements and jobs.
The School runs CJAM (Careers in Journalism and Media), an employability event that gives students the opportunity to hear from, network with and pitch ideas to industry professionals to gain sound advice and work placement opportunities.
Opportunities on This Course
Work experience is an essential part of the course and students are very much encouraged gain experience in a range of news organisations, both in the UK and overseas. Recent placements have included the BBC World Service, the Times of India, the South China Morning Post and the Times of Israel. You'll also have the chance to assist world-leading researchers as paid undergraduate research interns.
International Journalism students, particularly, are encouraged to study part of their course abroad. There is a wide range of exchange programmes available, to dozens of countries, in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Students have studied in Canada, the United States, United Arab Emirates, Korea, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Australia and China.
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- The Professional Journalist
- The Making of the Media
- Digital Journalism
- Issues in International Journalism
- Controversies in Journalism
- Music Journalism
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- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
- BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
- Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
- International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
- IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
- GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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International12700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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