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BA (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

On our Journalism degree you’ll focus on producing stories and programmes about the subjects that interest you, using your skills in radio, TV, digital video or magazines.

On this practical, hands-on course, we want you to keep your options open so you can benefit from the broadest range of future employment opportunities – so we won’t ask you to specialise in one area or platform.

Throughout your degree, you’ll develop all the multiplatform skills employers look for. You will also create your own unique portfolio of journalism and experiences by studying a range of specialist, optional modules, where you can make documentaries, create your own brand, and explore the potential of digital platforms. You will also see your stories published to audiences via our live platform.

Why study with us

  • We’re accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and have double industry accreditation - NCTJ and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
  • Our Journalism courses are the best in England, according to the Guardian University Guide 2022, which placed UCLan number one in the country. NCTJ recently crowned UCLan the top performing Higher Education course
  • Our Journalism degree is one of the UK’s longest-established and most prestigious undergraduate journalism courses with an impressive worldwide graduate network. As of September 2022, we'll be celebrating 60 years of Journalism at UCLan.

Robert Nisbett on his experience in journalism

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What you'll do

  • You’ll have the opportunity to achieve three awards in one: a BA Hons degree, NCTJ Diploma and a BJTC Skills Certificate.
  • 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 Association.
  • Across all three years, you’ll work individually and as part of a team, participating in radio, TV and digital news days.

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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  • We are the only university in the North West to offer an undergraduate journalism programme which has been accredited by the NCTJ. We've gone through a rigorous inspection process to ensure that our course meets the latest industry standards. Your NCTJ Diploma forms an integral part of your studies.
  • This course has been accredited by the BJTC and recognised as providing 'general excellence in broadcast journalism training'. The BJTC is an industry-led body offering accreditation to courses for aspiring journalists.

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.

Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire has an excellent record for employability. Our graduates have gone on to work for national newspapers, magazines and employers such as the BBC, Sky and ITV. The work placements and skills you learn are transferable to a wide range of careers.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per 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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page