BA (Hons) Journalism

BA (Hons) Journalism

This course gives you the knowledge, practical skills and experience to succeed as a journalist. You will learn by telling the stories you care about, using both traditional and digital platforms. You will focus on developing your technical abilities by creating:

  • TV programmes
  • Radio shows
  • Podcasts
  • Magazines
  • Online content
  • Websites

Take part in live productions and Newsdays where you will work as a team to create content and turn the material around to deadlines. It's your chance to experience the industry and apply your knowledge.

Alongside this practical learning, we will teach you about the laws, regulations and ethics that relate to media and journalism. You will also explore the history and theory of media. This knowledge will help you blend theory with practice and become a better journalist.

You will complete 15 days of media work experience. This will help you to apply your learning and build a professional network of contacts. Other opportunities to gain industry experience include:

  • Writing for The Yorkie, our news website
  • Getting involved with our Students' Union radio station
  • Working with digital media agency, York Mix, to publish your stories online
  • Working on live projects with external clients such as BBC Radio and Aesthetica magazine

You will have access to our dedicated newsroom, TV and radio studios, specialist software and editing suites. We also have cameras and sound equipment for location recording that you can use. We will give you all the equipment you need to tell the stories that matter to you. 

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 7.5 (with no skill below 7.5) or equivalent.

Portfolio Day

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work with our tutors and share with them your passion for the subject.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will gain the skills you need to succeed in a career as a journalist. You will develop your research, interview and reporting skills as well as your knowledge of digital media. Skills such as communication, critical analysis and an ability to work to deadlines are in high demand in a range of careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial assistant
  • Magazine features editor
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Press sub-editor
  • Web content manager

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Media
Storytelling (Factual)
Reporting (News and Features)
Media Production Skills
Applied Media Production Skills

Year 2

Newsdays (Radio and Online)
Media Law and Public Affairs
Transmedia Practice
Experimental Film Practice
Indies: To Indiewood and Beyond
Newsdays (TV and Online)
Professional Practice

Year 3

Final Project
Magazine Production
Research Project
Journalism in Practice
Professional Portfolio for Journalists

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