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Course summary

Perhaps you enjoy writing and have a keen interest in politics? Or want to present to camera as a broadcast journalist. Or you are an experienced blogger or vlogger. If so, a journalism degree at Brunel might be a good match for you. Brunel’s BA Journalism (Politics) degree combines a strong academic background in politics taught by experts in the field with a broad range of essential journalism skills taught by former editors and practicing journalists. You will graduate with politics in your degree title, flagging up to prospective employers that your degree has dual specialism. In the journalism modules, you will learn how to research a story, pitch ideas, interview, report and write across different platforms. You will learn video, audio and magazine journalism and because it is so hand-on you will feel like you are building real skills for your future. There is a strong emphasis on digital technology in the practical modules and you will learn in a 24-hour, state-of-the-art, multi-platform digital newsroom with broadcast facilities, using the latest edition industry-standard hardware and software. You will develop an academically robust and critical understanding of political environments in which journalism operates and interacts, the ability to write incisively on these as well as the analytical ability to explore intellectual inquiries and present findings. You will also have the option to take the industry accredited and much sought-after NCTJ Diploma at no extra cost.


Year 1: Compulsory: Researching Culture and Society; Exploring Identity and Power; News and Feature Writing; Introduction to Multi-platform Journalism; Journalism, Communication and Politics; Modern British Politics Optional: Delivering Public Policy; Key Ideas in Media Year 2: Compulsory: Media Law, Ethics, and Regulation; Data Gathering for Journalism; Research in Practice; Global Communication; Cross-platform Journalism: Reporting Politics Optional: Political Behaviour in Britain; Issues in American Politics; Social Welfare: Politics and Policy Year 3: Compulsory: Journalism Practice Project; Fake News, Images and Websites; Dissertation Optional: European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects; Elections, Parties and Voters in the UK; Researching Contemporary Issues in British Politics

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)90with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic59with a minimum of 59 in all subscores

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Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £17665* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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