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BA (Hons)


3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

Our Journalism course is practical, industry-focused, and highly respected. You’ll follow in the footsteps of more than 60 years' of Journalism graduates who continue to lead the way in traditional news and current affairs to PR, communications and the wider media industry.

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)
  • Our facilities include six fully-equipped newsrooms, three radio studios, TV studio and gallery, video editing suites, industry-standard TV cameras and radio/audio recorders, digital/mobile journalism reporting kits, and live news feeds from the Press.
  • Our course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) meaning you study for the Diploma in Journalism alongside your degree. You may also be eligible for financial support from the NCTJ.
  • Work experiences and employability is embedded into this degree and our annual careers/work experience event (cJAM) provides a unique opportunity to meet and learn from a vast array of industry professionals from around the UK.
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Robert Nisbett on his experience in journalism

A day in the life of a Journalism student

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UCLan's Journalism Studio
UCLan's Journalism Studio

What you'll do

  • You’ll have the opportunity to achieve two distinct awards: a BA Hons degree and NCTJ Level 5 Diploma in Journalism.
  • Work in newsrooms and learn how to tell and break stories on all platforms, from TV to TikTok and podcasting to live blogging.
  • Across all three years, you’ll work individually and as part of a team, participating in radio, TV and digital news days.


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

You’ll find our alumni working professionally at every level - not only within TV, radio, online/digital, magazines and communications - but also in professions where their transferable skills are in demand.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per 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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