Journalism courses in the UK
Introduction to Journalism
The UK has always been among the top choices for students to study Journalism, and London is known as one of the top media capitals in Europe and the world. A journalism degree is one of the oldest and most esteemed courses a student can study, and the continued emergence of technology and ever changing trends means the role and status of journalism in the 21st century is constantly evolving.
Journalism focuses on the core skills needed to prepare you for a career in both the print and online. You will focus on the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Modules will take place on digital journalism, journalism in a wider global context, magazine journalism, multi-media journalism and also learning short hand. Optional placements are available during the final year of study, and students are encouraged to gain experience from UK universities close links with the industry.
Careers in Journalism
A huge range of a career options will open up once you have graduated. Roles can be undertaken in almost any industry, from music to sport, to news to film.
Specific areas can include criticism, sub-editing, page design, reporting, proof reading, copy writing, web editor, PR officer and much more.
What are the entry requirements for Journalism?
Journalism can be an extremely competitive course to find a place on. To help your chances of gaining a placement, a portfolio of writing and work is advised to help impress admissions officers. This can include articles written by yourself, links to your blog and even podcasts.
For international students wishing to study Journalism at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 6.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 7.0 score generally required at most universities.
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Where can I study Journalism in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best Journalism universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Journalism universities:
- University of Kent
- Oxford Brookes University
- University of Sheffield
- Cardiff University
- University of Westminster
- University of Leeds
- University of Brighton
- Kingston University
- Falmouth University
- Loughborough University
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