Students with a passion for traditional and digital sources of news and media will be well suited to study a journalism degree. Journalism degrees cover a broad range of subjects related to traditional and new media with relevance to news and the way in which it is broadcasted. Journalism is most commonly studied alongside media and culture studies, but can be studied as a single degree.
Entry requirements to a journalism degree can vary depending on the university you are applying to. The best universities for journalism degrees are The University of Sheffield, Nottingham Trent University, University of Lincoln, University of Westminster, and Teesside University. Entrance to journalism courses at these universities requires students to have gained three A Level grades ABB – BBB. You will almost always need to have gained GCSE Grade A – C in English and Maths also.
You are advised to contact the institution you are applying to for a full list of entry requirements.
After graduating from a journalism degree, students often choose to apply for job roles directly within the field. Popular job roles include magazine journalist, newspaper journalist, public relations officer and communications officer. It is also possible for journalism graduates to adopt other job roles within the marketing and advertising industry, due to the experience and key skills gained throughout the degree program.