Journalism at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

Tell important stories. Gain studio and on-location experience. Prepare for a career in journalism. Our British Journalism Teaching Council (BJTC) accredited course will teach you to write for any news platform. But you will not stop there. We will encourage you to think about the future of journalism. Thinking about how it might change, you will learn to adapt to new ways media is consumed. You will learn the digital skills needed to succeed and an understanding of media law, ethics and public affairs. This course gives you the knowledge, practical skills and experience to succeed as a journalist. You will learn by telling the stories you care about, using both traditional and digital platforms. You will focus on developing your technical abilities by creating: TV programmes Radio shows Podcasts Magazines Online content Websites. Take part in live productions and Newsdays where you will work as a team to create content and turn the material around to deadlines. It's your chance to experience the industry and apply your knowledge. Alongside this practical learning, we will teach you about the laws, regulations and ethics that relate to media and journalism. You will also explore the history and theory of media. This knowledge will help you blend theory with practice and become a better journalist. You will complete 15 days of media work experience. This will help you to apply your learning and build a professional network of contacts. Other opportunities to gain industry experience include: Writing for The Yorkie, our news website Getting involved with our Students' Union radio station Working with digital media agency, York Mix, to publish your stories online Working on live projects with external clients such as BBC Radio and Aesthetica magazine. You will have access to our dedicated newsroom, TV and radio studios, specialist software and editing suites. We also have cameras and sound equipment for location recording that you can use. We will give you all the equipment you need to tell the stories that matter to you.


Modules may include. Year 1: Media Production Skills Applied Media Production Skills Reporting (News & Features) Storytelling (Factual) Introduction to Media Level 2: Media Law & Public Affairs Newsdays (Radio & Online) Newsdays (TV & Online) Professional Practice Transmedia Practice Experimental Film Practice Level 3: Magazine Production Final Project Research Project Journalism in Practice Professional Portfolio for Journalists

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Journalism at York St John University - UCAS