University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Journalism with Foundation Year

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Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Go behind the headlines and build a career as a creative, versatile journalist in the digital age. BA (Hons) Journalism equips you to produce powerful print, audio, video and online stories. Why choose this course? We've developed BA (Hons) Journalism with your future in mind. As new technologies are revolutionising the way people receive news, we will help you become a multi-skilled multimedia professional who can rise to the challenge. Is this course for you? It’s your chance to gain all the core journalistic research and writing skills, together with the know-how to deliver compelling content for both traditional and emerging media platforms. You can even focus on different journalistic genres – from film to fashion, sport to crime, science to politics. How you will learn Working across a designated ‘news patch’, you’ll nurture contacts, conduct interviews, visit courts and public meetings, and produce original stories. You’ll also get to grips with industry-standard technology in our radio and TV studios, video editing suites and dedicated newsroom. Opportunities and experiences Gain practical experience with a media organisation in the UK or overseas. Work for the University’s own news outlets. Choose to study part of your degree at one of our partner universities in America. Enjoy guest lectures by leading journalists, broadcasters and political commentators. Your learning experience will be consistently exciting. Careers and employability Our graduates now work for magazines, newspapers, the BBC and commercial radio and TV. Others have launched their own digital businesses. This degree also paves the way to careers in PR, advertising, corporate communications, public administration and politics.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 7.0; with at least IELTS 6.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

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Journalism with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS