Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a working journalist – including how to work with video, photography or online.
This course combines history, theory and technique and covers the full spectrum of journalism, including news, investigative and international, as well as the production methods behind radio, TV and online.
There’ll be a strong practical element, with projects in every year and an internship in Year 3. You’ll also be able to gain experience with the regional and national organisations, including Big Yellow Box Magazine.
Our facilities are excellent and include an ultra-modern Media and Journalism Centre in Peterborough city centre. This is equipped with industry-standard software packages, editing equipment and TV and radio studios.
Professional journalists regularly visit to give talks about their work and our tutors have excellent media contacts to help you get a foothold in the business.
Join us and you’ll be part of a great student community at UCP, in one of the UK’s most rapidly developing cities.
There are plenty of opportunities for trained journalists in print, broadcast and online organisations – and you can specialise in areas such as sport, news, features and investigative journalism.
Businesses and agencies also look for journalists to join them in PR, marketing and public affairs.
Professional journalists often visit us as guest lecturers and we’ve developed voluntary opportunities with a range of regional and national organisations so that you can develop your skills in a work setting.
We strongly approve of work placements and our staff will do all they can to help you find opportunities, using the contacts they have.
There are some exams but mostly we’ll assess your progress through your portfolio, commissioned professional briefs, essays and your performance during internships or group work.
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 StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including 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.
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.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
72-96 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 3 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
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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