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Journalism (including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of news as you learn to practise journalism and critique the industry.

Course overview

Journalism is an exciting and vibrant subject, crucial to any understanding of the current state of the world. Our course strives to remain at the cutting edge of journalistic practice and theory, with an emphasis on sustainability and technology. The way journalists report news, and how consumers then engage with that news in all its published forms, is evolving all the time: digital technology is having a huge impact.

Why study this course with us?

The Journalism course recognises the value of developing relevant skills throughout your studies with a focus on enhancing your ability to adapt to ever-changing environments within a fast-moving industry.

In addition to a high level of professionalism, we also place an emphasis on developing key transferable skills such as written and oral communication, and digital and technical knowledge.

We focus on skills that prepare you to hit the ground running, should you choose to enter the journalism industry or related professions.

All our Journalism staff have backgrounds in journalism and have worked in journalism, ranging from features writers to broadcasting for the BBC.


Assessments include coursework, essays, individual and group projects, presentations, workshops and examinations. If you choose Journalism as your major subject, you will also undertake a dissertation or major creative project.

Job prospects

Students have gone on to work for journalistic organisations including news agencies, online and print news publishers and more. Some have taken a freelance approach, forging careers in niche aspects of journalism such as gaming, lifestyle and pop culture. Others have gone into roles such as social media management, copy-writing and public relations.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,250per 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 information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    94th out of 97 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    115 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%



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