Birkbeck University of London Journalism and Media

By | 18th April 2017

Birkbeck University of London Journalism

Programme overview

Are you a budding journalist keen to acquire practical journalistic skills? Do you want to gain a sophisticated understanding of the rapidly changing fields of journalism and media? In this course, you will combine the academic analysis of media with practical teaching from experienced industry professionals.

The BA Journalism and Media offers a unique multidisciplinary approach, challenging you to develop an understanding of the political, historical, cultural and social contexts in which journalists operate. This academic emphasis is complemented by solid practical modules, in which you will learn how to write, create and curate across a range of journalistic specialisations, genres and platforms – from the more traditional to the digital.

This is your opportunity to gain an independent, university-level qualification focused on strategic and high-end skills. Not only will you gain practical knowledge of the journalism field, but also the cutting-edge insights needed to build, manage and navigate a career within today’s fast-changing media.

This course is also available for part-time evening study over 4 years and part-time evening study over 6 years.

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

UCAS tariff points

104

The UCAS tariff system has changed for courses starting in September 2017 and is now calculated using a new number system. This means applicants applying for courses from October 2016 will see entry requirements and offers expressed using the new tariff.

The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

Alternative entry routes

We welcome applications from students on Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Admission is based on your knowledge as presented in your application, and sometimes in an interview.

Our Certificates of Higher Education in Film and Media Studies, Journalism and Media Practice may lead to exemption from some modules.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.