What does it mean to be a journalist today? In a world where a smartphone is all you need to break a story, what sets the good and the great apart? 

You will explore the rapidly changing practices and possibilities of journalism within the wider context of contemporary media industries.

What will you learn? ×

Study Journalism and learn to create engaging journalism content on a variety of topics. Explore what it means to be a journalist today and why high journalistic standards are more important than ever.

Learn the skills and attributes you need to succeed in this rapidly changing sector and investigate the societal impact this crucial industry has on us all.

There are big questions to open up and answer:

  • How does an event become news?
  • How do you reconcile the right to privacy with the importance of the freedom of the press?
  • Where does the truth lie in a world of fake news and citizen journalism

This is a course for the bold, the brave and the curious: sharp, passionate, questioning minds who’ll shape our future perspectives.

Grounded in theory, rich in practice, this programme will enable you to:

  • Understand the place and practice of journalism in the rapidly changing context of contemporary media and social media.
  • Build key critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills essential in a competitive professional environment.
  • Develop wide-ranging knowledge of the production, meaning and consumption of various news media, including sport and investigative reporting.
  • Gain practical reporting, editing and presenting skills across a range of digital media technologies, techniques and platforms.
  • Become an ethically informed, critically minded and highly reflective practitioner.
How will you learn it? ×

Our Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) courses are designed for learners who either:

  • want to study for a degree but don’t yet hold the entry requirements for a full degree programme, or
  • do not want to commit to a full degree programme at this point but would like a level 4 undergraduate qualification equivalent to the first year of a degree.

The course will allow you to experience university-level study, equivalent to the first year of a degree gaining both subject knowledge and developing personally through the first stage of our Character and Personal Development curriculum. Upon successful completion of the course, you can leave with a Certificate of Higher Education. Alternatively, you may wish to apply to progress to the full degree programme at UA92.

A student registering for a Certificate of Higher Education can still complete a degree within 3 years.

Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.
Not only will you increase your knowledge and journalism skills, but you will also focus on your personal and character development so that you are ready to take on the world after graduation.

Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.

Study Level
Start Date(s)
Term dates information
Entry Year
2022/23 Entry
Also available in 2021/22 Entry
Course Duration
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
64 UCAS Points
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Follow the link to the UCAS website for all the information you need to apply.


Order a copy to be delivered to your home or alternatively, you can use our Course Finder to learn more about our courses.


The best way to get a taste of what life will be like at UA92 is to join us at one of our open days.



Year 1 - Level 4 modules

  • Media, Technology and Culture
  • Media Production
  • Communication Techniques and Creating Content
  • Introduction to Journalism


64 UCAS points or equivalent. Please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@UA92.ac.uk to find out more information.


What do I need to pay for? 


If you decide to study away from home, your three biggest outgoings will be tuition fees, accommodation and living costs. 

How much are tuition fees? 


The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £9,250 per academic year.

Most students choose to take out a student loan to cover this, paid directly to the institution.

How do I apply for a student loan? 


You can apply online at Student Finance England. Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process.

When do I pay this back? 


Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £26,575 - how much you pay depends on your salary. 

Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 


Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,700 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum. 

I’m an international student, how much are my fees? 


The cost for international students wanting to study at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £14,466*. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins.

*Fees are subject to annual change. 

Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92? 


Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Character and Personal Development curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.