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BA (Hons)

International Journalism

3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

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.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for teaching quality
    Guardian University Guide (Journalism)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects (outcomes)
    Complete University Guide (Communication & Media Studies)
  • 2nd
    in the UK for career prospects
    Guardian University Guide (Journalism)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Journalism) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • International Journalism provides practical training in radio, TV and online journalism on industry standard equipment and software that prepares you to walk into a job in any newsroom.
  • 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.

A day in the life of a Journalism student


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.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.

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.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to 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

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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