Journalism is a global profession, and this course prepares you for an international career. You will learn multimedia reporting skills that enable many of our graduates to walk straight into jobs in journalism around the world, in print, digital media and broadcast.
You will also learn how to think, to communicate and find your place in a globalised world, opening up many other graduate careers. Students can learn about working with NGOs, and constructive journalism.
This holistic approach to journalism, combining the professional, academic and organisational aspects, produces graduates who can do the job but also understand where their job fits into the bigger picture.
This is a flexible course, designed to allow you to focus on the things that interest you and to customise your studies. Recent graduates are working at the BBC, South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, China Daily in Beijing, the Angolan Embassy in Lisbon, and in many other journalistic and public relations roles.
Journalism at UCLan - ranked top in the North West for overall student satisfaction, 3rd in the UK for Academic Support and 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
Full-time: Three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Other associated fees:
There may be examination fees if you choose to take an optional module accredited by an industry body.
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.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
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: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Plus one option from:
Plus two options from:
International Journalism BA (Hons), 2017
International Journalism graduate wins placement at BBC Radio Lancashire
Silvia Wang graduated from UCLan in 2017 with a first-class honours in International Journalism and was recently awarded third place in the Steve Beckett Award studio radio competition, resulting in the opportunity of a two-day placement at BBC Radio Lancashire.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 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 2018/19 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.