BA Journalism

Whether you want to work as a journalist, learn about the world of media or become an effective communicator in another industry, our all-encompassing BA Journalism will provide you with a springboard to success as a storyteller and content producer.

The Roehampton programme is tailored to prepare you for the modern media industry. From the basics of news reporting and the emergence of new media to the production of magazines and multimedia packages, our degree offers hands-on, practical modules that focus on the skills employers want.

Course details

Our all-encompassing BA Journalism, taught by a team of industry experts, is tailored to prepare you for the modern media industry.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

You will study the British media industry, examine the history of leading newspapers, and analyse the differences between broadsheets and tabloids. In doing so, you will determine how journalism helps shape public opinion and popular culture, and will learn about the political, economic and legal context in which journalists produce their work.

As you learn how to research, report and develop a story, you will also be trained in how to present it in the most compelling way, using industry-standard digital tools. As you progress, you will be able to specialise and focus on subjects and formats that interest you and develop your own multimedia projects, such as podcasts or investigative reports, allowing you to develop your writing, reporting and multimedia production skills to a professional level.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent), Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

Specific entry requirements:

An A-Level in a Humanities-related subject is preferred, but not essential.


Whether you want to work in print, radio, television or online media, or become a social media influencer, our BA Journalism will provide you with the skills to pursue a broad range of career options. You could go on to work as a news reporter, writer, editor, producer, or broadcaster in local, national or international media, or you could find a different path as an independent content producer and manage your own media platforms.

Many Journalism graduates are also employed in communications, public affairs and public/media relations. A strong understanding of what makes a good story and how to build narratives and press releases is important to the communications and PR efforts of businesses, charities, political parties and pressure groups. The creative skills and journalistic nous developed over your degree will be highly valued by employers outside of the media industry.



All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Reporting Britain
  • Journalists and the World 1
  • Journalists and the World 2
  • News Media and Web Journalism
  • Visual Journalism

Optional module

  • English for Academic Study
  • Writing for Journalism

Compulsory modules

  • Issues in Journalism: Ethics & Law
  • Feature Writing
  • Audiovisual Journalism

Optional modules

  • Travel Journalism
  • Radio and Podcasting
  • Lifestyle Journalism
  • Journalism, Media and Politics
  • Journalism Practice: Independent Project
  • Career and Professional Development

Compulsory module choice

  • Magazine Journalism and Production
  • Journalism and News Media Dissertation
  • Digital Portfolio

Optional modules

  • East and West: Terror, Power and New Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Television Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Contemporary Documentary Storytelling
  • Specialist Journalism: Independent Project
  • International Challenges and the Media
  • Work Placement