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BA (Hons)


3 Years
September 2024
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.

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects (outcomes)
    Complete University Guide (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Journalism) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Journalism) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 100% of students were satisfied with the course in 2022, according to the National Student Survey. This course also scored 100% for teaching and academic support.
  • Our course has two industry accreditations, the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. The NCTJ recently crowned UCLan the top-performing Higher Education Course.
  • Our Journalism courses are best in the North West, according to the Guardian University Guide 2023.
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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 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

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Year 1

Compulsory modules
  • JN1301: Storytelling
  • JN1302: News Reporting
  • JN1504: Media Law and Regulation
  • JN1506: Digital Journalism

JN1301: Storytelling

This module will give you all the essential information you need to tell engaging news stories. You will explore how to come up with ideas, where to find stories and contributors, and how to reach communities you may not already be a part of. There will be a strong emphasis on inclusion and diversity, learning how to tell stories that reflect people from different backgrounds.

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

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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  • The NCTJ recognised UCLan as the top performing Higher Education course in the UK in 2022. 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.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,385 for the sandwich year
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich 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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