• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Who is it for?

This degree is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.


Journalism education at City has a real-world emphasis.

This course prepares graduates for the best jobs in the sector. You will learn skills such as reporting a speech, presenting a radio news broadcast, interviewing and preparing page layouts on screen and producing news and feature stories.

Journalism is concerned with the clear communication of information and ideas. This course provides students with a firm grasp of a wide range of multimedia platforms. These technologies, both old and new, affect how stories are identified, researched and presented. Students develop enduring journalistic attributes, including a critical understanding of historical background, analytical ability and intellectual curiosity, inherent in a university education.


  • Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, City University London is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. City University London offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Reporting and Writing 
  • History of Journalism 
  • The British Media 
  • Introduction to Digital Journalism 
  • Politics and Current Affairs
  • Introduction to Audio and Video Journalism 
  • Foreign Language 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • 'A' Level: AAB (no specific subjects).
  • UCAS Tariff: 136 tariff points (typically AAB or ABB with a relevant EPQ). See the UCAS website for information on the new UCAS tariff.
  • IB: 33 points
  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4(C) in GCSE English and Maths or Statistics.
Other suitable qualifications


Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' level offer reduced by one grade.

They value and practise inclusivity – those predicted lower grades but who can show evidence of involvement or aptitude in journalism are likely to be invited to interview.


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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17510 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17510 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.


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