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BA (Hons)

International Journalism

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

On our BA (Hons) International Journalism degree you’ll learn multimedia reporting skills to help you walk straight into jobs in journalism around the world in print, digital media and broadcast.

Journalism is a global profession, and this course prepares you for an international career. You’ll learn how to think, to communicate and find your place in a globalised world, opening up many other graduate careers. You 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.

Why study with us

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Journalism is ranked 1st in the UK with 90% of students satisfied with the quality of feedback and assessment (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Our BA (Hons) International Journalism degree is the only international journalism degree in the UK.
  • Our University is the third UK partner in the Google News Labs University Network.

What you'll do

  • Our teaching team include ex-journalists with international experience, and you’ll regularly hear from guest lecturers.
  • Work experience is an essential part of the course and you’ll be encouraged to gain experience in a range of news organisations, both in the UK and overseas.
  • You’ll be encouraged to study part of your course abroad. There is a wide range of exchange programmes available, to dozens of countries, in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Journalism has been taught in Preston for nearly 60 years and the course has an excellent employment record. Our graduates are working for news and media organisations all over the world including Beijing, Brussels, London and Dubai.

Our graduates are working in journalism and media industries around the world, including the BBC, South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and the Angolan Embassy in Lisbon.

Typical careers include journalism, broadcast entertainment, public relations, marketing and teaching.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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