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? How do you start? You will explore the rapidly changing practices and possibilities of journalism within the wider context of contemporary media industries and digital technologies.

What will you learn? ×

You will study a range of exciting and engaging topics that will increase your knowledge of journalism, media production, technology and creating content to ultimately prepare you to use these skills upon graduation.

You will study core Journalism topics, but you will also study other topics which will give you a greater understanding of journalism; such as media, technology and culture which will help you to visualise and explore the backbone of journalism. 

Completing this course will give you the opportunity to consider lots of different job roles where you can put your skills and knowledge 


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 Target Talent 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 Target Talent Curriculum.

Study Level
CERT HE
UCAS Code
P901
Start Date(s)
Sept/Nov/Jan
Term dates information
Entry Year
2021/22 Entry
Also available in 2020/21 Entry
Course Duration
1 YEAR
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
64 UCAS Points
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STUDY MODULES
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
FEES AND FINANCE

ONE YEAR FULL TIME CERT HE STUDY MODULES

Year 1 - Level 4 modules

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

FEES AND FINANCE

What do I need to pay for? 

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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? 

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The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2020 entry is £9,000 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? 

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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? 

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Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £25,000 - how much you pay depends on your salary. 

Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 

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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? 

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£13,770 per year. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins. 

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

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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 Target Talent Curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.

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