Journalism (including Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of news as you learn to practise journalism and critique the industry. Journalism is an exciting subject, crucial to any understanding of the current state of the world. Our course strives to remain at the cutting edge of journalistic practice and theory, with an emphasis on sustainability and technology. The way journalists report news and how consumers engage with it is evolving all the time – mainly due to the impact of digital technology. The Journalism course recognises the value of developing relevant skills throughout your studies with a particular focus on enhancing your ability to adapt to ever- changing environments within a fast-moving industry. To prepare for this multimedia environment, the practical skills we teach include news research and writing, photography, video and audio production techniques (including podcasting). All our team have an extensive range of experience in journalism, ranging from newspapers and magazines to radio and television. In addition to helping our students develop a high level of professionalism, we also place emphasis on key transferable skills, such as written and oral communication. Furthermore, our focus on digital and technical skills prepare you to hit the ground running should you choose to pursue journalism or other related professions as a career. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessments take the form of coursework, essays, individual and group projects, presentations, workshops and examinations. If you choose Journalism as your major subject, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation or major creative project in your final year.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives), e.g. Biology, Maths or Chemistry, or GCSE Maths at grade C.

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Journalism (including Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS