Journalism at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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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, an exciting career in journalism could begin with our Journalism BA(Hons). It’s our job to help you develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to reach the audiences of the future. During your studies, then, we’ll support you as you explore this fast-paced world – and equip you to enter it, as a rising media star. Not only will you master researching, reporting, interviewing, and writing, but you’ll also broaden your intellectual horizons and begin to see the bigger picture, with high-level thinking and analytical approaches. Why Study Journalism BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? On this course, you’ll be taught by working journalists and you’ll create all kinds of professional content – from articles, magazines, and blog posts, to video and audio reports. Our top academics will help you develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the journalism industry of the future. Thanks to optional, specialist modules, you can tailor your degree to your own interests and career ambitions, building your skills in the process. You’ll also meet a wide range of guest tutors and speakers, allowing you to network with industry experts. Our students can benefit from the fact that Journalism at Huddersfield is top in Yorkshire for Assessment and Feedback, scoring 93%, based on experimental statistics from the National Student Survey 2023. Following the course, you could join previous students with a career in industry; past graduates have gone on to work within digital marketing, social media, and public relations. You could work within print journalism, digital journalism, PR, and communications, or within another related area within popular culture. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield you’ll also study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Analysing Content • Digital Communication Technology • Journalism Law, Ethics and Policy • Digital Audio Production • Writing for Journalism • Digital Video Production. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching is via lectures, seminars and workshops, newsdays, work-based learning and placements, project work, dissertations, one-on-one and group supervision, and digital learning. We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

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

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
EU £16500* Year 1
International £16500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information sets out the tuition fee charges for full-time undergraduate students for the academic year 2024/25. This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. 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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Journalism at University of Huddersfield - UCAS