Journalism

​​​Thinking about studying journalism at university?

Whether you’re interested in broadcast journalism, sports journalism, public relations or radio production, you can make use of our cutting-edge media facilities and learn from our award-winning staff by studying journalism at the University of Gloucestershire.

Journalism courses

There are a selection of journalism degree courses available to study at the University of Gloucestershire, from BA Journalism or BA Sports Journalism to BA Magazine Journalism and Production. We offer both journalism undergraduate courses and journalism postgraduate courses, so whether you’re new to higher education or want to progress your study, we’ve got a course for you.

Our undergraduate journalism courses include Journalism BA (Hons), Magazine Journalism and Production BA (Hons) and Sports Journalism BA (Hons), while our postgraduate journalism courses include Communications and Journalism, which can be studied as an MSc by Research, MRes or PhD.

View our undergraduate journalism courses

View our postgraduate journalism courses

What occupations can a journalism degree lead to?

Obtaining a degree in journalism can provide you with all of the skills and experience you need to move into the industry, so whether you’re looking to move into broadcast journalism, radio production, sports journalism, communications and many more, our courses can give you the skills you need to move into your dream career.

Our journalism courses are about more than journalism – you’ll learn and develop important skills such as working as part of a team, presentational skills, managing your workload, giving and receiving feedback and many more. So, in addition to giving you the skills you need to move into a career in journalism, our journalism courses will also provide you with a number of skills that will give you a solid foundation to move into many different graduate roles.

What types of journalism degree are there?

Each of our undergraduate journalism courses will provide you with a bachelor of arts degree (BA Hons) upon completion. Our postgraduate journalism degrees can offer a variety of different qualifications including master of science by research (MSc by research), master of research (MRes) and PhD’s.

Journalism degree requirements

Our journalism course requirements vary depending on the specific course you study, and whether the course is an undergraduate or postgraduate journalism degree. For undergraduate courses, you will need to have a certain amount of UCAS tariff points in order to be accepted onto the course – you can find out how many points are required by viewing the course page for the course you’re interested in. You can find out how many UCAS points you have based on your existing qualifications or predicted grades by visiting the UCAS website and providing your details.

Postgraduate journalism degree entry requirements are different to undergraduate courses, and you will usually need to have at least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to journalism in order to be able to apply.

The next steps

Interested in applying for one of our journalism courses? Applications for our undergraduate journalism courses are made through UCAS​, while applications for postgraduate courses are made directly to the university.

You can find out more about applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate journalism degree using the links below, where you’ll also find details about how to get in touch with our admissions team if you have any further questions.

Find out more about applying for an undergraduate journalism degree

Find out more about applying for a postgraduate journalism degree