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University of Gloucestershire

Journalism and Communications (Level 6)

BA (Hons)
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Course length
1 Years
Park, Cheltenham

Course overview

If you’re studying for – or already have – a foundation degree, HND or Diploma of Higher Education and you’d like to top this up to a full BA honours degree, then this course is designed for you.

Our media, journalism and communications courses were ranked 10th in the UK for teaching and 3rd in the UK for academic support according to the National Student Survey 2023.

You’ll further develop your journalism and communications skills under our expert teaching team. They’ve worked for national and international media organisations – including the BBC, ITV, The Athletic, The Sunday Times and magazine publisher Bauer Media.

This is a practical course which aims to produce work-ready graduates who have the skills, knowledge and confidence to forge a successful career in the media industry. Students from our journalism subject community have gone on to work for employers including Sky, the BBC, Vice, The Telegraph, ITV, as well as a number of PR and communications agencies and leading sports clubs.

Study style

You’ll be taught in lectures, seminars and workshops – supported by one-to-one tutorials. You’ll be assessed in practical projects, written coursework, essays and portfolios.

You’ll learn in state-of-the-art studios and teaching spaces, using the latest technology to create engaging content for multiple digital platforms. You’ll also complete a work placement – or series of placements – in industry.

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Entry requirements

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    • Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation degree.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham P503 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham P503 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Park, Cheltenham P503 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Led by a team comprising active journalists, content creators, and communication experts, you’ll receive firsthand insights and expertise crucial for a successful media career.

Forge connections that count. The course isn’t just about academics; it’s about building networks. Rub shoulders with industry giants like Google, Marie Claire, BBC, and ITV through guest lectures and workshops. These interactions aren’t just for show—they open doors to invaluable opportunities.

Alumni have landed placements at renowned institutions such as ITV, Sky News, The Guardian, and more. Our strong ties with these industry leaders offer real-world experiences, ensuring you’re equipped for success in roles spanning journalism, content creation, PR, and communications. Get ready to step into the media landscape with confidence.

Learn from the best

You’ll be taught by journalists and media practitioners who have expert skills and knowledge, and excellent industry connections.

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Learn in the best facilities

Our state-of-the-art studios and technology have been recognised by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council as being among the best in the country.

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Highly rated for course and teaching satisfaction

Our journalism courses are in the top 15 for course satisfaction and teaching satisfaction, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.

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Ranked 3rd in the UK for academic support and 10th in the UK for teaching satisfaction - NSS, 2023

Our media, journalism and communications courses were ranked 3rd in the UK for academic support and 10th in the UK for teaching according to the National Student Survey 2023.


Our close connections with industry have helped students secure work placements at organisations including ITV, Sky News, BBC radio and TV, Hello! magazine, The Guardian, The Telegraph and various PR and communication agencies.

"I’ve worked as a journalist for some of Britain's top media organisations"

“I’ve written for national, regional and local newspapers, and produced content for BBC News Online. I’ve also worked as a Producer and Director on current affairs shows, factual programmes and documentaries which have been broadcast on BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4. Highlights include filming an undercover investigation into the sale of dangerous dogs in Britain, and winning a prestigious Royal Television Society Award for a programme I produced and directed featuring Homeland star David Harewood.”

Neil Leighton, Academic Subject Leader, Journalism

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