Journalism (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Journalism (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is the ideal choice if you’d like to pursue a career in journalism or digital media but don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students on the standard journalism course.

Course details

On our Journalism (including foundation year) BA (Hons) course you’ll be introduced to contemporary practices in journalism, as well as to the ideas and theories that govern journalistic research and writing.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Throughout your degree you’ll be able to rely on support from your tutors, as well as other specialist services at the University. There will be opportunities to improve skills that relate to the real-world through special workshops, including those that allow you to practise interview skills and write job applications.

Your foundation year – which you’ll share with students on other foundation year courses – will be diagnostic in nature, allowing you to explore a range of different subjects within digital media and creative fields alongside students with different academic perspectives on the subjects you study.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2), if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Digital Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Journalism and Writing for the Media (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction: Media and Communications (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism and Professional Writing (core, 15 credits)
  • Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)
  • Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)
  • Reporting and Photography Skills (core, 30 credits)
  • Writing Skills (core, 30 credits)
  • Advanced Reporting (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism Work Placement (core, 15 credits)
  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)
  • Newsroom Production (core, 30 credits)
  • Documentary Photography (option, 15 credits)
  • Styling and Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Broadcast Journalism (core, 30 credits)
  • Creating Packages (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Research in Visual Culture (core, 15 credits)
  • Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Fashion Writing and Reporting (option, 15 credits)