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Course summary

The programme enables students to pursue the academic study of news and journalism and acquire advanced reporting and writing skills. It examines the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of newspaper, radio, television and online news reporting in relation to broader social issues (both in the UK and internationally). Students conduct academic research and acquire practical reporting skills, and in the process gain advanced analytic and communication skills related to a range of careers in factual media, communications and cultural industries, and research. The programme has strong links with the MediaWise Trust and other media organisations based in Britain and abroad, including South East Asia.


Journalism writing media law and ethics 1; multi-media journalism 1; investigative journalism; media law and ethics 2; multi-media journalism 2; production portfolio.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a combination of practical work, research portfolios, exams, essays and presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent, or relevant professional experience.

English language requirements

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 overall including at least 7.0 in the writing component and no lower than 6.5 in any other component (or approved equivalent*). *The University accepts a large number of UK and international qualifications in place of IELTS. To find details of acceptable tests and the required grades, please visit English Language requirements: English language support If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent. Read more about our pre-sessional English programme:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fee information is to be confirmed. All fees are subject to final approval. Please visit our website for further information.

Sponsorship information

AHRC bursary; career development loan; private sponsor, i.e. employer.

Journalism at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS