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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. Students on this course are also given full access to Adobe Suite for the duration of their studies. 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.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Media Law and Ethics 1 (15 credits) News Reporting (15 credits) Exploring Journalism (15 credits) Introduction to Video (15 credits) Media Law and Ethics 2 (15 credits) Integrated Design and Features (15 credits) Introduction to Audio (15 credits) Launching Your Career (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Mobile Filmmaking (30 credits) Employability (15 credits) Photojournalism (15 credits) Politics and the Media (30 credits) Magazine Production (15 credits) Shorthand (optional - 15 credits) Podcasting (optional - 15 credits) Documentary Filmmaking (optional 15 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Professional Development (30 credits) Major Project 1 (15 credits) Journalism Portfolio 1 (15 credits) Major Project 2 (30 credits) Journalism Portfolio 2 (15 credits) Content Marketing (15 credits)

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 90% Coursework 10% Practical Exams YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 90% Coursework 10% Practical Exams YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 80% Coursework 10% Practical Exams 10% Placement Your final degree classification will be based on the average marks across all modules at Level 6 and Level 5 at a ratio of 2:1 respectively

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently not able to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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