University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

BA (Hons) Journalism

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Course summary

Our journalism course is designed to enable you to train and develop as a practitioner so that you will be the ones to report tomorrow’s news. If you want to become a journalist and explore what journalism is and where it is heading, this is the perfect course for you. Delivered at the state-of-the-art Media and Journalism Centre in the heart of the city and at the University Centre main campus, you will learn under the guidance of current industry professionals and be given a practical grounding in print, radio, photo and online journalism. You will learn how to produce imaginative and incisive copy to deadline and as well as developing a range of skills to ensure you have the creativity and versatility to thrive in today’s industry. You’ll look at the problems, pitfalls and potential for today’s journalism, studying its past and debating its future. If your interest is sport or fashion journalism we will support you in this allowing you to specialise throughout the course. During your time with us you will have the opportunity to work with local and regional partners in Peterborough and undertake exciting paid internships with local businesses and placements at major consumer magazine titles. You will also have the opportunity to learn from professional journalists and media professionals in our guest speaker events organised by students and staff. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


Year one core modules Law for Journalists Reporting Skills Introduction to Digital Media Advanced Reporting Skills Introduction to Magazines Introduction to Broadcast Year two core modules Politics and the Media Shorthand Digital Publishing Year three core modules Live News Production Research Methods Undergraduate Major Project Professional Practice

Assessment method

Methods of assessment will include: Portfolio of work Commissioned professional briefs Essays and seminars Three modules have an examination as part of the assessment Internship

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeP500
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are unable to recruit International Students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points A levels required; 3 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)65.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BA (Hons) Journalism at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS