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UK Journalism Courses

Gain the knowledge, skills and networks to pursue an exciting career in journalism

A journalism degree in the UK focuses on the core skills needed to prepare you for a career in 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, multimedia journalism and the craft of shorthand.

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. A journalism degree is an esteemed course to study, and the continued emergence of technology and ever changing trends means the role and status of journalism in the 21st century are constantly evolving.

Graduate Journalism Careers

Journalism graduates will find roles across a wide range of private, public, and voluntary sectors in criticism, sub-editing, page design, reporting, proofreading, copywriting, web editing, PR, social media, and marketing.

Journalism UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32-34 points.
  • Typical A-level requirements: ABB, including English language or literature.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

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 University Guide 2024 below:

  1. Oxford Brookes University
  2. Leeds Trinity University
  3. City, University of London
  4. University of Sunderland
  5. University of Sheffield
  6. University of Portsmouth
  7. Coventry University
  8. Edinburgh Napier University
  9. Falmouth University
  10. University of Newcastle

Study Journalism in the UK

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