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BA (Hons)

International Journalism (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our International Journalism Foundation Entry Degree gives you an insight into the practice of journalism and the skills and knowledge required by journalists.

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.

Life experience and a keen interest in news and current affairs are what counts if you don’t have traditional qualifications.

Why study with us

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Journalism (Foundation Entry) is ranked 1st in the UK with 90% of students satisfied with the quality of feedback and assessment (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Journalism (Foundation Entry) is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 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.

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.

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.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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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.

Our graduates are working for news and media organisations in Beijing, Brussels, London and Dubai, and for the BBC, the 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

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
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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