Journalism BA

The course is designed to enable flexibility to allow you to focus on specialist areas of your choice, which include music journalism, lifestyle and sports while also preparing you to challenge the status quo. Throughout the degree, you will be encouraged to focus on core issues of social equality, social justice, protest and marginalised communities in the UK.

Course details

Journalists play a vital role in a democracy, and this course offers the opportunity to pursue a career that is not only exciting, but also crucial for informing debate and discussion on a wide range of questions affecting our lives.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

You will learn the traditional core skills of researching, interviewing, writing and web-publishing, and gain multimedia skills within video and audio production. The journalism sector requires graduates who possess a broad digital multi-platform skillset, knowledge of media law and political structures, and have the ability to question structures in society.

Develop your practical skills in the Leicester Centre for Journalism and our multi-million-pound Creative Technology Studios, which feature broadcast-standard radio production studios, and film studios equipped with multi-cameras and green screen facilities.


Entry requirements

A typical offer is normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, or
BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM
Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications include:

Pass Access in the QAA accredited Access to HE course. English and Maths GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification.

International Baccalaureate: 24+ points
T Levels Merit


Former graduates have gone on to work for some of the UK’s biggest media companies, including major newspaper groups, magazines, PR companies and the wider communications and digital media industries.

Previous students have secured roles such as trainee journalists and news editors for the regional and national press and radio stations, as well as positions on the ITV News graduate scheme.

Students increasingly find employment in the digital sector, where the ability to communicate effectively on a variety of platforms is a significant advantage.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: News Reporting and Media Law
  • Block 2: Video and Audio Journalism
  • Block 3: Understanding Journalism OR you can select to study one route from the list below:
  • Film Studies: Disney, Warner Bros and the Film Studio
    Media and Communication: Media, Culture and Society
    English Language: Evolving Language
    Creative Writing: Writers Salon
    English Literature: Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
    History: Global Cities
    Drama: Shifting Stages
  • Block 4: Digital News Production
  • Block 1: Feature Writing and Lifestyle Journalism
  • Block 2: TV and Radio Journalism
  • Block 3: Beyond News OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
  • Film Studies: Screen Archives
    Media and Communication: Public Relations
    English Language: Sociolinguistics
    Creative Writing: Story Craft
    English Literature: Digital Humanities
    History: Humans and the Natural World
    Drama: Theatre Revolutions
  • Block 4: Professional Practice
  • Block 1: Journalism Projects
  • Block 2: Freelance Journalism and Enhanced Digital Reporting
  • OR
  • Podcasting, Photojournalism and Visual Culture
  • Block 3: Sports Journalism OR Music, Film and Entertainment Journalism OR continue with the study route selected in the first and second year:
  • Film Studies: British Cinema
    Media and Communication: Gender & TV Fictions
    English Language: Language, Gender and Sexuality
    Creative Writing: Creative Misbehaviour
    English Literature: World Englishes
    History: The World on Display
    Drama: Performance, Identity and Society
  • Block 4: Journalism Dissertation
  • OR
  • Negotiated Journalism Project