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A new generation of journalists is emerging.

Fast moving and technologically confident, they’re bringing world events to a wider audience by working seamlessly in print, online and across TV, radio and social media platforms. Our innovative course equips you to thrive in this ever-changing landscape, developing powerful, real-world skills and opening up a lifetime of opportunities.

Why choose this course?

We’ve created an intensive, engaging degree designed to make you a confident, employable journalist for the digital age. Created in close collaboration with industry professionals, it not only develops the central journalistic skills of research and storytelling, but also equips you to use these skills powerfully across a whole range of modern-day media platforms.

You’ll explore print, digital, photographic and broadcast journalism, work on breaking stories as part of live newsroom days, and take placements with exciting potential employers. You’ll also be given voice coaching, learn to use industry-leading technologies and have the option of spending a life-changing year studying overseas.

What job can I get?

Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment in media, publishing, teaching and information management where their skills in analysis, communication and evaluation are highly valued.

Over 96% of University of Hertfordshire students are in work or further study six months after graduating, according to the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. 

Course details

Careers

Studying journalism opens doors to a range of careers where your creativity, writing, communication and research skills are invaluable. Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Teaching methods

Out teaching team has over 40 years of experience working as journalists in national newspapers, magazines and radio. Methods of teaching varies according to each module. Most are taught via weekly lectures and weekly seminars. You may be asked to work with fellow students and produce some group work together. Sometimes you will have to present the findings of your research to your fellow students in the seminars. You will be expected to contribute to online discussions and to download and read lecture notes from StudyNet, our virtual learning environment.

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.
Find out more about Study abroad opportunities

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Media Practices - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Media Communications - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Journalism - 15 Credits
  • Visual Communication - 15 Credits
  • Interactive Media - 15 Credits
  • Global Media and Society - 15 Credits
  • Journalism Skills: Multiplatform - 15 Credits
  • Journalism and Government - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Law and Regulation for Multiplatform Journalism - 15 Credits

Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Graduate Skills - 0 Credits

Optional

  • Radio Journalism - 15 Credits
  • Social Media - 15 Credits
  • Video Feature - 15 Credits
  • Journalism Skills: Features - 15 Credits
  • Journalism Skills: News - 15 Credits
  • Production Newsdays 1 - 30 Credits
  • Advanced Law and Regulation for Multiplatform Journalism - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Graduate Skills - 0 Credits

Optional

  • Advertising - 15 Credits
  • Campaigns and Careers - 15 Credits
  • Corporate Communications - 15 Credits
  • Online Journalism - 15 Credits
  • Journalism Skills Portfolio - 30 Credits
  • International Politics and Reporting Global News - 15 Credits
  • Production Newsdays 2 - 30 Credits
  • Journalism Matters: Your Independent Project - 30 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

72 - 168 UCAS points 

IB – 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above. Find out more about international application requirements.

GCSE Maths grade 4 (D) and English Language grade 4 (C) or above.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

How to apply

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
17/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
23/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
23/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)