Get ready for your journalism career, equipped with the skills you need to work in TV or radio, online or in print.
Journalism has changed more in the past ten or twenty years than it has in the previous hundred thanks to digital technology, the explosion of media channels and the incredible pace of international news distribution.
This course will prepare you to work in this fast-moving world, while teaching you the skills you’ll need to work in different branches of journalism, including news, feature-writing, investigative, video and photo journalism, international journalism and publishing online.
Additionally there are modules dedicated to practical topics such as TC and radio production, sub-editing, ethics and law, and the publishing business, as well as specialist fields such as sports and investigative – so by the time you graduate you’ll be a skilled journalist who knows their way around the industry.
The final year offers plenty of opportunity to specialise in your preferred area of journalism and you’ll undertake a major project, researching and writing about an aspect of the profession or industry in-depth. There’ll also be a placement – although by then you’ll have completed many work-based projects already.
Anglia Ruskin University validates the course and you’ll complete six modules each year. Learning and teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, enquiry-based learning, project work and work experience.
Our graduates go on to careers in many aspects of written communication, including all types of journalism, from sport to investigative, as well as PR, marketing and corporate affairs.
We’ll assess your progress mainly by reviewing your portfolio, group work and written assignments (such as case studies and journals), although there are a few exams.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
Additional study information
We have excellent facilities on-campus, including industry-standard video cameras and editing software, multimedia studios and radio equipment.
Links with industry and professional recognition
We've strong industry connections regionally and nationally.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
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