Journalism at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Produce award-winning student journalism while learning from the best in the business
  • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the leading industry-led journalism training body
  • Our strong links with industry, including BBC, ITV, ITN and beIn Sports, create excellent placement opportunities and progression into work
Benefit from a new fully-equipped newsroom
  • Work on live cases, investigating potential miscarriages of justice on the Winchester Justice Project in your third year
  • Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
In a rapidly-changing world where news is disseminated across so many different digital platforms, the stories we tell are more important than ever. For a healthy democracy to function, journalism needs to be both principled and engaging. As the next generation to run newsrooms your reporting will need to be informative, entertaining and capable of holding the powerful to account. Our practical journalism course teaches you how to produce such compelling digital content as video, audio and text. You learn on the job, working in our 24-hour Multimedia Centre with its purpose-built, industry-standard newsroom and TV and radio studio, computerised radio station and facilities for multi-track audio recording. Throughout the three-year programme you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a range of roles in news, features and sport. In the final year there’s even the chance to work on your own documentary. At our award-winning, student-led news resource, Winchester News Online (WINOL), you work as a reporter in a simulated working newsroom. It is this practical experience that makes our course so widely recognised in the journalism industry as one of the leading sources of editorial talent. All that studio work is backed up by a challenging series of lectures and seminars that place modern journalism in its historical and social context, looking at philosophy, literature, music, law, politics and the arts. We have one of the most progressive teaching teams in the country, led by award-winning filmmakers, journalists, editors, producers, feature writers and cameramen. The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and has won awards for innovation in journalism education. The three-year programme includes a fascinating range of core modules from TV production and presentation to a history and context of journalism. There are advanced modules in multimedia reporting and specialist journalism. There is even an opportunity to work on the Winchester Justice Project in your third year. As part of the project students work on live cases, investigating potential miscarriages of justice. We are the only Journalism department in the UK to run a Justice Project. Our programme gives you a mix of practical and analytical skills and the knowledge to prepare for a career in broadcast, print, periodical and electronic journalism. What’s more, your work will speak for itself, providing you with a portfolio to help open doors within the industry.


For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

Additional entry requirements


We will look for evidence within your application of good general knowledge, especially of current affairs and/or a specialist field of journalism; evidence of key skills such as team working or problem solving; knowledge of British and/or global media markets; and knowledge of communities and an understanding of the importance of inclusivity. If you have any relevant work experience or experience in blogging or tweeting, please also include a reference to this in your personal statement.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7An overall score of 7.0, including 7.0 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Journalism at University of Winchester - UCAS