• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Journalism (Joint Honours) (Hons) course from De Montfort University has a strong practical focus and is taught by a range of respected and award-winning professionals and academic experts, including five former newspaper editors. 

Lecturers are active in newspaper, radio, magazine and digital journalism and staff have won four university-wide awards for teaching excellence.

Your precise timetable will depend on the Joint Honours subject and optional modules you choose to take; however, you will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and can expect to undertake at least 24 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research. A wide variety of assessment methods are used, especially practicals, including: portfolios, presentations and an exam.

Graduate Careers

Journalism graduates go on to work for some of the UK’s biggest media companies, including major newspaper groups, PR companies and the wider communications industries.

The students increasingly find employment in the digital economy, where their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of platforms gives them a significant advantage.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study, in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity for further specialisation and enhances their existing skills. If you decide to continue your study on our established Journalism MA (NCTJ accredited) or Investigative Journalism MA (which has been newly developed with and endorsed by Channel 4), as a DMU graduate you may be eligible for one of our generous postgraduate scholarships (terms and conditions apply).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reporting 
  • Journalism and Society
  • Issues in Journalism
  • Critical Perspectives on Journalism
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Arts and Entertainment Journalism

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE course. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 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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