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Course summary

This BA (Hons) is designed for students who are fascinated by Journalism, Politics and History and whose professional goal is to understand today’s complex world—and explain it to others in different media. This course combines the excellent education in practical journalism that characterizes City’s Journalism degrees with the expertise of leading academics in the University’s International Politics and History Departments. You can do your final project or dissertation in any of the three disciplines. This course will offer those students wishing to report on domestic and international affairs the opportunity to study in greater detail the forces that have shaped the world, and for historians and students of politics to acquire extra skills to become first-rate communicators in whichever professional field they choose to enter. City’s Journalism department enjoys a first-rate reputation among professional journalists because of the high standard of graduates it produces. Successful journalists are interested in ideas. This course will give you the education in Journalism, Politics and History for professional success in a complicated world where politics is often polluted by disinformation.


This three-year degree will give you the skills you need to start a career as a professional journalist, combined with expertise in those areas of politics and history where you choose to specialize. Students have considerable choice and flexibility to choose the politics and / or history electives that most interest them.

  • Year 1
You begin your degree with introductory modules in Journalism, Politics and History as well as two elective modules of your choosing.
  • Year 2
Includes three core Journalism modules designed to build on the professional skills you acquired in Year 1, and three elective modules to broaden your political and historical knowledge.
  • Year 3
The focus of this year will be your dissertation or final project, in Journalism, History or Politics. In addition, there is a core module, ‘Media Law and Ethics.’ And up to three elective modules in journalism, history and politics.

Assessment method

The assessment weighting for year one is 0%, year two is 33% and year 3 is 67% Assessment is weighted towards coursework, and coursework assignments are submitted weekly. Coursework is usually worth between 60 and 75 per cent of the overall module, and the examination worth 25 per cent, although this varies across modules.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

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Journalism, Politics and History at City, University of London - UCAS