Magazine Journalism and Production (BA Hons)

Digital magazine production

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Park, Cheltenham

Become a skilled multimedia magazine producer, under the guidance of practising magazine and media professionals.

Journalism lecturer in classroom in the Media centre

Focus on print and digital magazine production

Female student interviewing musician for magazine article
Journalism studetns working on a Mac

From lifestyle, fashion, music and sports magazines to newspaper supplements, you will develop key magazine production skills, including design, marketing, and business strategy. You will also learn important journalism skills, such as feature writing and video production. The course focuses on both digital and print production, including online magazines and publications for tablets.

This is a new degree, designed, developed and taught by practising magazine and media professionals. You will develop practical skills and an in-depth understanding of the most recent industry trends in preparation for a rewarding graduate career. The journalism department has strong ties with magazine publishers such as Immediate Media, the home of more than 60 brands including Radio Times, Top Gear, BBC Music Magazine and Good Food. The team also has links with high-profile industry professionals. Former editors of Heat magazine and NME are among guest lecturers who have visited the university. This close contact with industry ensures you will benefit from expert insight into the world of magazine publishing, as well as valuable work placement opportunities.

Cheltenham is home to more than 45 festivals including the internationally renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival. Our students take part in many different media projects to develop their skills and build networks with industry professionals. We also run our own annual media festival which attracts high-profile guests and successful alumni.

Study style

Students on this course will learn a range of key practical magazine journalism and production skills, including feature writing and multimedia production. You will use Mac computers and the latest industry software in our state-of-the-art newsrooms and studios. In your final year you have the option of doing an academic dissertation or an extended practical project. You will also benefit from completing a work placement as part of the degree, giving you essential industry experience.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeG5M2


  • Publisher
  • Production editor
  • Editor
  • Art editor
  • Designer
  • Marketing executive

Industry links

The journalism department has strong ties with magazine publishers such as Immediate Media, the home of more than 60 brands including Radio Times, Top Gear, BBC Music Magazine and Good Food. The team also has links with high-profile industry professionals. The former editors of Heat Magazine and NME have been guest lecturers. These close connections with industry mean you will benefit from expert industry insight and valuable work placement opportunities.

Focus on digital and print magazine production

You will focus on developing digital and print magazine skills, including the production of online magazines and publications for tablets. The rapid increase in the use of tablets, such as the iPad, has created exciting new opportunities for magazine publishers.

Strong links with leading publishers and magazine professionals

We have strong ties with magazine publishers such as Immediate Media (which produces BBC Magazine titles including Radio Times, Top Gear and Good Food). This means you will benefit from great industry placement opportunities and exciting guest lectures.

Designed, developed and taught by magazine and media professionals

An experienced publisher at BBC Magazines, Andrew Davies has led the development of this exciting new degree programme. He will also be a lecturer on the course, alongside other media professionals. On this programme you will learn from industry practitioners, developing key skills in line with the latest industry trends.

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