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Course summary

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. Location in central London, one of the world’s leading media capitals, with access to the Journalism department’s excellent facilities, and extensive industry contacts The chance to study, and report on, British and international politics and history at a time when the U.K. is redefining its relationship with the rest of the world A focus throughout on how your studies will prepare you for professional success.


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.

  • Introduction to News Writing
  • Introduction to Audio and Video Journalism
  • History of Journalism
  • Introduction to Digital Journalism
  • The Development of the Modern World
  • History in the Age of Digital Information
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Puzzles of Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Introduction to Political and Economic Data Analysis
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.
  • Audio and Video Journalism
  • Feature Writing
  • Online and Social Media Journalism
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Comparative Asian Politics
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • Violent Politics: Riots, Civil wars & State repression
  • Political Psychology: Reason & Emotion in Politics
  • Fifty Shades of Red – Russia in the Twentieth Century
  • The American Century: The United States in the Twentieth Century
  • Cultures of Benevolence: Philanthropy and Civil Society from 1601 to the Present
  • The Making of Modern Japan
  • Slavery, Colonialism and Revolution in the Caribbean
  • 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.
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Advanced Practical Journalism (Print/Online)
  • Advanced Practical Journalism (Broadcast)
  • Journalism Project
  • History Dissertation Research and Writing Seminar
  • Radicals and Reformers: Left-Wing Politics and Activism in Britain and the World since 1945
  • Revolution: Rebels and Riots in Modern History
  • Comparative Empires in the Modern Era
  • Genocide and the Holocaust In History and Memory
  • The Global Politics of Forced Migration
  • Global Governance
  • International Politics of the Middle East
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Political Change in Europe
  • Global Ethics: Power and Principle in World Politics
  • The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace
  • Ethnicity and nationalism: Global comparisons
  • Sexuality and Gender in World Politics
  • Journalism Dissertation
  • History Dissertation
- International Politics Dissertation Project.

Assessment method

The assessment weighting for year one is 0%, year two is 33% and year 3 is 67% In addition to practical journalism assignments, assessment may include essays, unseen written examinations, reading reflections, oral presentations, blogs, reflective journals, and research projects. You can do your final project or dissertation in any of the three disciplines.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £19290 Year 1
International £19290 Year 1

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