Journalism study in the UK

Journalism in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Journalism.

UK Journalism Courses

Introduction to Journalism

A Journalism degree is one of the oldest and most esteemed courses a student can study, and the continued emergence of technology and ever changing trends means the role and status of journalism in the 21st century is constantly evolving.

A UK Journalism course focuses on the core skills needed to prepare you for a career in both print and online. You will focus on the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience, with modules taking place on digital journalism, journalism in a wider global context, magazine journalism, multi-media journalism and the craft of short hand. 

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Optional placements are available during the final year of study, and students are encouraged to gain experience from UK universities close links with the industry by spending anything from three months to one year on work experience.

Careers in Journalism

Journalism graduates will find roles across almost limitless sectors from music to sport and news to film. Specific areas of employment will be found in criticism, sub-editing, page design, reporting, proof reading, copy writing, web editing, PR, social media and marketing.

Journalism Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32-34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB including English language or literature.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Journalism in the UK?

To learn more about the best Journalism courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Journalism universities in the Guardian 2016 University Guide below:

  1. Cardiff University
  2. Oxford Brookes University
  3. University of Sheffield
  4. Nottingham Trent University
  5. University of Lincoln
  6. University of Kent
  7. University of Westminster
  8. Teesside University
  9. Sheffield Hallam University
  10. University of Leeds

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