Media & Journalism

In journalism, you will develop professional writing skills with an awareness of the target audience and the legal and ethical framework for publishing. The academic study of journalism involves the development of key journalistic skills including the ability to write a news story, conduct an interview and put together a feature article. Students also conduct an analysis of the differences between types of newspaper and the news values they display, examine major ethical and legal issues pertaining to the practice of journalism in the UK.


Join our lively, creative community, study a range of fascinating subjects and learn from some of the most exceptional research-active academics in their field. It’s all about discovering new ideas, deepening your knowledge and developing a truly exciting future.


Journalism, publishing & public relations is ranked 31st in the UK by The Guardian University League Tables 2017

Stage 1:
University Foundation
Stage 2, 3 & 4:
Bachelor's Degree
Media & Journalism

BA (Hons) Mass Communications

BA (Hons) Journalism and Media

BA (Hons) Media




Stage 1: One or Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation


For one semester
Semester one
  •  Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Principles of ICT
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
For two semesters
Semester one
  • People and Society
  • Globalisation
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Business Management
Semester two
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Media & Journalism

HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark in all modules except ILSC which is 40% with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study 4 modules worth 30 credits each, totalling 120 credits


Employment & career options

Potential careers in advertising, desktop publishing, film production, journalism, public relations, television production and web design, with previous graduates having been employed by Christian Dior, Jaeger and Which Magazine.