University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Journalism (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Journalism but you don’t meet the standard entry requirements. First we prepare you for your degree during the foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree. On our increasingly well-regarded journalism course we develop enquiring minds so that you will be the ones to report tomorrow’s stories and find the answers to today’s questions. If you want to become a journalist and explore what journalism is and where it’s heading, this is the perfect course for you. Guided by staff with 150 years of combined journalistic expertise between them, you’ll be given a practical grounding in print, radio, photo and online journalism. You’ll learn how to produce authoritative, incisive and imaginative work. As you search for the inside track on the vibrant, important living story that is east London, you’ll find no better place to practice your journalistic skills. You’ll look at the problems, pitfalls and potential for today’s journalism, studying its past and debating its future.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year: Academic Development (core) Independent Project (core) Reporting London (core), Year 1: Writing and Reporting (core) Photo, Audio and Video (core) Journalism Casebook (core) Journalism in Question (core), Year 2: Law, Ethics and Business (core) Rising East (Reporting) (core) Journalism Portfolio (core), Year 3: Entrepreneurial Journalism (core) Rising East (Editing) (core) Journalism Manifesto (core) Dissertation (optional) Insight (optional).

Assessment method

At the end of the first term you'll be examined in writing techniques. Subsequent learning is assessed largely through coursework. We teach writing, sub-editing and commissioning in copy clinics and editorial meetings with members of staff. On some practical modules, you'll be required to talk about your assignments in a meeting or 'viva' with academic staff and media professionals. Year two and three students who have opted to take portfolio modules receive academic credit for work published outside the University. In your third year, you'll carry out an audit - a rigorous, commercial assessment of a magazine. You'll also undertake a dissertation based on one-to-one supervision with an academic expert.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P501
Institution code:
E28
Campus name:
Docklands Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13320 Year 1
International £13320 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Journalism (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS