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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Journalism
Student score
61% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22.2k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship are not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Check with the Department for acceptable subjects

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

136 tariff points (typically AAB or ABB with a relevant EPQ).

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

City’s Department of Journalism is widely regarded as a leader in its field and is celebrating 40 years of providing journalism education. Our record of getting graduates into the best jobs in journalism is unrivalled. We enjoy close links with those working in the media, many of whom give student lectures and workshops. Our central London location, links to media and extensive alumni network serve as a great platform. Employers will always value a good university degree. It is important for students not only to choose the best degree programme, but also to have confidence that they are joining a world-class network and a globally recognised brand. Recent graduates have found work at the BBC, The Times, The Sun, the Financial Times, Women’s Fitness, Reuters, Mumsnet and websites and magazines in the UK and abroad. Students have the option to spend their third year studying with one of our many foreign exchange partners in destinations including Canada, Australia, the USA, Hong Kong, France, Denmark, the Netherlands and Spain, extending their degree to four years. It is also possible to spend this year doing work placements or paid work in the industry, which is useful for building experience and contacts.


Students cover the basic principles of journalism, the history of journalism and politics and current affairs. Firts year core modules include: Introduction to Reporting and Writing, History of Journalism, The British Media, Introduction to Digital Journalism, Politics and Current Affairs, Introduction to Audio and Video Journalism and Foreign Language. Second year core modules include: Writing and Reportage, Multimedia Production and Power without responsibility. In the second year, Journalism students can also choose from a wide range of options such as visual journalism, data journalism, humanitarian communication, sports journalism, political scandals and shorthand. Core modules include: Advanced Practical Journalism: Broadcast, Advanced Practical Journalism: Print/Online, Media Law and Ethics, Journalism project (print, broadcast or web) or a dissertation. Third year elective modules include: International News, Advanced Photojournalism, Reporting Science and the Environment, Arts and Culture Journalism, Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 65%
Student score 61% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
42% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
407 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £22.2k HIGH
Graduates who are media professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Journalism roles are very sought after, and competition fierce, and with the Internet disrupting business models, this is likely to continue. It's not impossible to get into roles with a first degree — quite a few do - but they can often be insecure or on a freelance basis, and a lot of jobs in journalism go to postgraduates. Unpaid work is not the norm for new journalists, but it’s rather more common than for other roles, as personal contacts and work experience are important ways for would-be journalists to get their target jobs. The skills you can gain from a journalism degree can be useful in a range of industries, and so grads from these courses can be found in a wide range of jobs - first degree graduates often get jobs in marketing and PR where their skills at drafting copy to deadlines are appreciated. London tends to dominate the jobs market for journalism graduates - a quarter of journalism graduates went to work there - but 2015 graduates found opportunities elsewhere, particularly in larger cities with good local media.
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