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Journalism, PR and Media with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Get ready for a full degree by taking an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Learn the practical, technical, writing and research skills that you'll need for undergraduate studies.
  • Choose from a wide range of digital media, media arts and communications topics.
  • Develop your portfolio and professional and academic skills.

The foundation year is designed especially for students who need additional skills or experience to begin a full BA Journalism, Public Relations and Media degree. The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our full degree course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You'll learn with experienced practitioners and develop your interests. After completing your foundation year, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need, and progress directly onto the full degree.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

After your foundation year, your studies will be led by a team that includes award-winning journalism, PR and media practitioners, along with internationally-recognised theorists. They have experience across a range of industries — including TV, health and charity — across the public and private sectors.

Throughout the full degree course, you attend a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars where key topics and concepts are introduced and explored. This includes a mix of tutor-directed learning and discussions, and student-led exercises and tasks. You’ll engage in collaborative activities in person, and online.

Future careers

The full degree course prepares you for a career in

  • music and entertainment management
  • in-house and agency public relations
  • journalism
  • media relations
  • digital PR
  • event management
  • corporate communications
  • lobbying and political communications
  • radio
  • film and TV production
  • blogging
  • social media
  • content creation

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

14,415per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80

80With at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:CDD at A Level.MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade Merit


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 97 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    112 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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