Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Journalism and Publishing

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Course summary

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Become a journalist for the twenty-first century and tell the stories that matter

  • 100% of our Publishing graduates were in work/further study six months after graduating (DLHE)
  • Create journalistic research and writing to a professional standard, from lifestyle magazines to mobile news journalism
  • Freedom to follow your passions
On this exciting course you’ll develop a nose for a story and learn how to produce powerful writing, images and video for print and digital platforms. You’ll gain experience in a range of research approaches to give your work originality and depth. You’ll also become knowledgeable about ethics and the global media landscape. This flexible course is designed to let you focus on your interests across a range of areas, such as fashion, business, science, entertainment, sports and politics. You’ll play to your strengths, whether in news and investigative features, or consumer and independent magazines. With industry-standard facilities and specialist workshops in print, digital and live content, you’ll graduate with confidence across a range of publishing software and techniques.

Course details


This course combines hands-on journalistic and publishing experience with a critical understanding of global media industries - the context in which you’ll work. You’ll learn to use industry-standard software, with opportunities to develop your abilities in image use, video, digital production and collaborative, project-based working. The flexibility of the course enables you to tailor it to suit your interests and ambitions - you can choose to spend more of your time on either journalism or publishing elements. During the course, there are many opportunities to gain high-quality work experience with leading international media companies such as the BBC, Penguin Random House, individual TEDx events and a wide range of local and regional news, magazine and digital content companies. You'll leave with a wide range of transferable skills, and a stunning portfolio of journalism and innovative publications relevant to the area of the industry in which you want to work.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by practical and creative coursework, including portfolios of your writing, multiplatform journalism and publications, essays, reflective commentaries and reports. In some modules you’ll share your work through short, informal presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants. - IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Journalism and Publishing at Bath Spa University - UCAS