Music Journalism at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Music and journalism are two very exciting and creative industries. Now you can combine the two – and your passions for sound, social media, and the written word – by choosing our Music Journalism BA(Hons). You’ll gain skills in writing, video and audio production and content creation for social media, as part of a professional, digital mindset, which you can apply to a range of music and media careers. You’ll think about fans, the lifeblood of music, and the power they have in shaping artists and genres. You’ll secure a relevant work placement, too, and benefit from being taught by working music journalists, podcasters and broadcasters. Why Study Music Journalism BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Journalism at Huddersfield is top in Yorkshire for Assessment and Feedback, scoring 93% on experimental statistics from the National Student Survey 2023. Plus, 90% of graduates from this subject are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 20/21, UK domiciled graduates). On this course, you’ll delve into music journalism across a range of media – from writing reviews and making podcasts, to creating videos and social media content. You’ll develop a deep understanding of fandoms and media participation, via teaching from our world-leading academics, and use our industry-standard studio and editing facilities. If you’re keen to delve into journalism studies via this Music Journalism course, you could open several doors ahead of your future career. You might go into writing for newspapers and magazines, working in TV or even films, or PR, social media, and communications. You might decide to pursue a different strand of journalism or print or digital journalism specifically. Recent graduates work for music magazines and radio stations, or in social media, digital marketing, and events organisation†. †Source: LinkedIn 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: • Digital Communication Technology • Journalism Law, Ethics and Policy • Digital Audio Production • Writing for Journalism • Digital Video Production • Introduction to Music Research. 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

We work with a wide variety of teaching formats which alongside lectures, seminars, and workshops, include 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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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 will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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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Music Journalism at University of Huddersfield - UCAS