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BA (Hons)

International Journalism (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Our International Journalism Degree with a foundation year gives you an insight into the practice of journalism and the skills and knowledge required by journalists.

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.
  • 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.
  • Journalism is taught in the newsroom more often than the classroom. You get realistic industry experience in our state-of-the-art facilities and on optional work placements.
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A day in the life of a Journalism student

What you’ll do

  • Working journalists bring up-to-the-minute expertise as guest lecturers. These contacts help you prepare for the latest challenges and to find work placements and jobs.
  • Showcase your ideas, enthusiasm, skills and talent at our cJAM careers event with industry professionals. The event closes with placements awarded to successful students.
  • Secure work placements in the UK and overseas. You can do all or part of Year 2 in another country – there’s a wide range of exchange programmes available, to dozens of countries.


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 at the University has an excellent record for employability. Our graduates work in journalism and media industries around the world.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 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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