The journalism industry is more varied than ever, but whether it’s words, sounds, images or video– it’s still about professional, trained journalists telling stories that matter.
At UCLan, we’ve been helping people like you be part of this exciting profession for nearly 60 years. A few things have changed, but our commitment to producing employable, creative and multi-skilled journalists is still what we’re about.
Preston (Campus code: U)
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More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Other associated fees: NCTJ exam fees only apply for re-sits.
Royal Television Society (RTS) bursary schemes:
The RTS offers two bursary schemes each year to undergraduates from lower income backgrounds for those intending to pursue a career in television. To find out more about these schemes and whether you are eligible, visit: the RTS website.
Applicants will be able to apply for the bursaries as soon as UCLan has made their Conditional Firm choice.Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 7.5 with no subscore lower than 7.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Students who are made an offer for this course will be invited for interview and asked to take part in an entrance test in order to assess suitability for a career in journalism. Successful interview and entrance test will be part of your conditions of offer. This is a requirement of all Journalism programmes that are currently accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Applicants are sent further information by our Admissions Office regarding attending for interview and test.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
BA (Hons) Journalism, 2017
It was the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) fantastic links with the media industry and established record of producing successful graduates which took Matthew north from Cornwall to Preston to study BA (Hons) Journalism.
Matthew immersed himself in the UCLan experience: taking part in the cricket club, making use of the University’s student media facilities for extracurricular projects and enjoying his course.
BA (Hons) Journalism, 2016
Graduating from UCLan’s BA (Hons) Journalism course, Ellen Kirwin quickly found her feet in the working world, becoming a Journalist at the Liverpool Echo.
After brief work experience at BBC Radio Merseyside, Ellen was offered a role as multi-media journalist, focusing on Liverpool Echo’s What’s On. The content she produces ranges from event reviews, breaking news stories, live blogging and preview features.
BA (Hons) Journalism, 2010
Jonny Nelson chose to study in his hometown after discovering that UCLan offered one of the best journalism courses in the country. Now, he works as a presenter for ITV, the Premier League and Nickelodeon.
BA (Hons) Journalism, 1998
UCLan Journalism graduate, David Powles, has fulfilled his dream of becoming Editor of his home town publication, the Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press.
This course is based in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.