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Course summary

Are you passionate about people and stories? Do you want to find out what’s really going on in our society, and tell the world about it? If so, come to Huddersfield – your career in journalism starts here. We’ll support you to explore this fast-paced world – and equip you to enter it, as a rising media star. It’s our job to help you develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to reach the audiences of the future. Not only will you master researching, reporting, interviewing and writing – you’ll also broaden your intellectual horizons and begin to see the bigger picture, with high-level thinking and analytical approaches. Why study Journalism at Huddersfield?

  • You’ll create all kinds of professional content, from articles, magazines and blogs, to video and audio reports and social media output.
  • Our top academics will help you develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the journalism of the future.
  • With optional, specialist modules, you can tailor your degree to your own interests and career ambitions. You’ll meet a wide range of guest tutors and speakers, kickstarting your networking with industry experts.


Year 1 Core modules: Analysing Content Media Users, Audiences and Fans News Industries and Law Digital Communication Technology Digital Video and Audio Production Media Writing and Narrative Year 2 Core modules: From Studio to Social Media: Media Careers and Entrepreneurship Researching Digital Communication, Media and Culture Digital Activism Fandom and Participatory Media Reporting and Writing Option modules: Choose up to two from a list which may include: Television Journalism Digital Radio and Audio Production On-Screen Training: Becoming a Presenter Promotional Culture and PR Magazine Design and Production Sports Broadcasting and Commentary Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Political Reporting Research Dissertation Students not taking the optional placement year also take: Media Industry Project Option modules: Choose up to three from a list which may include: Writing Techniques Across Media Journalism Innovation and Enterprise Investigative Journalism Media and Globalisation Digital Streaming Platforms: YouTube, Netflix and Beyond The Multi-Platform Newsroom Video Shorts: Music, Advertising and Short film Digital Media, Data and Analysis Video Games and Culture

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation. This allows you the ability to tailor your degree to fit your passions, interests and strengths.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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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 £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance ( If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available ( Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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