Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Journalism is featured in the top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and is rated 2nd for student satisfaction with feedback.
We teach the next generation of talented journalists. This degree gives you all the skills you need to go behind the headlines and build a career as a journalist in the age of the internet.
- 94% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course, according to the National Student Survey 2019
- Gain substantial practical experience of researching and producing powerful print, audio, video and online stories
- Get to grips with the latest techniques and technologies which are transforming journalism in an era of digital news
- Enjoy work placements with media organisations in the UK or overseas
- Hone your skills in our outstanding facilities which include TV and radio studios as well as a fully equipped newsroom
- Take the chance to specialise in a journalistic genre of your choice – from film to fashion, sport to crime, science to politics
- Prepare for a rewarding career in journalism, online or broadcast media production, PR, advertising, corporate communications, law, public administration or politics
- Spend time studying abroad in America or Europe
- We have a strong focus on employability: 91.7% of graduates from this course had reached graduate level destinations within 6 months of completing this course (HESA 2016).
In an age of digital news, there has never been a more exciting or challenging time to study journalism. This dynamic course enables you to produce compelling content for both traditional and emerging media platforms.
You'll gain the core journalistic research and writing skills as well as studying media law, ethics and public administration. At the same time, you’ll develop a multi-platform mindset - producing print, radio and TV reports as well as creating blogs and podcasts, digital photos, audio/video stories and content for websites.
As part of your course, you’ll gain practical work experience with a media organisation, in the UK or overseas. All our students are expected to have completed at least 15 days of work placement by the time they graduate.
Drawing on our strong partnerships with local and national media, you can choose a range of work-based modules to expand your professional know-how and boost your CV. We also encourage you to work with charities and arts organisations to gain an insight into why media matters so much. In addition, you can work for various print, radio and online news outlets at the University, which is itself a rich source of news, debate and topical comment.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 14,045per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England
52nd out of 97 6
Entry standards/ Max 190112 55%
Graduate prospects/ Max 10066 66%
Student satisfaction/ Max 53.91 78%