English and Journalism at University of Roehampton - UCAS

Course summary

Why this course? • Ranked in the top 5 universities in London for English (Guardian University Guide 2024). • Ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in English (Complete University Guide 2022). • A diverse curriculum covering the traditional - including Shakespeare and Dickens - as well as modern issues, such as gender, multiculturalism and environmentalism in literature. • Teaching designed for you: the contact time you need to succeed, with timetables designed to recognise your wider commitments. About this course Words and stories have the power to change lives. At the University of Roehampton we take both a creative and a practical approach to exploring literature and the written word. On this course there is no limit to your imagination. As a member of Roehampton’s diverse and passionate community of readers, writers and thinkers, you will have the opportunity to encounter exciting texts and writers from around the globe; experience multicultural London through modern fiction, film, and television; find out about how Black writers have challenged the status quo; uncover ideas about gender and sexuality in writing over the ages; find out what Shakespeare's plays can tell us about 21st-century politics and delve into the history and future of children's literature. This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement. Skills Journalism and English combines aspects of BA History and BA English Literature to create a contemporary blend of analytical skills. On our BA Journalism and Englis degree, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates: Traditional research Communication Analysis of texts Ability to write both creatively and professionally Understanding modern journalist practice and international aspects in journalists and the world Career opportunities The programme is tailored to prepare you for the modern media industry. From the basics of news reporting and the emergence of new media to the production of magazines and multimedia packages, offering hands-on, practical modules that focus on the skills employers want. If you're ready to learn, we'll help you gain the confidence and opportunities to achieve. Our Careers team is on hand to help from the start of your studies until after you graduate. Under their guidance you'll benefit from a wide range of support, including: CV building Interview preparation Mentoring Industry connections Work experience Volunteering opportunities Job fairs Introductions to future employers


These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full time) and may be subject to change. Visual Sotrytelling (20 credits) Journalists and the World (20 credits) Discovering Literature (20 credits) Journalism in the Digital Age (20 credits) Questioning the Canon (20 credits) Creative and Professional Writing (20 credits)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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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

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
English and Journalism at University of Roehampton - UCAS