BA (Hons) Journalism (with Foundation year)

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 47,987

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the university.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).


Our three-year course offers the complete journalistic education, covering a broad spectrum of subjects.

Sometimes you may find yourself as the working journalist, maybe on one of our own student publications or perhaps on a work placement assignment at a national media organisation.

At other times, you’ll be the entrepreneur, devising original stories and formulating ideas with business potential before pitching them to commissioning editors.

Or you could be the academic, researching subjects such as the history of journalism, its new role in society, media law, ethics and regulation.

You can choose ‘portfolio’ modules from which you gain credits towards your degree by getting your journalistic work published.

For your major project work, you can work on the development of a new publication, from the idea stage all the way through to its production - and, of course, the launch party! Or, instead, you could originate and complete a major academic research project of your choice.

Foundation Year

  • Academic Development
  • Independent Project 
  • Reporting London


  • London and History 
  • London and Literature
  • Media, Culture and Society 
  • Visual Communication
  • Creative Digital Practice 

Year 1

  • Writing and Reporting
  • Photo, Audio and Video 
  • Journalism Casebook 
  • Journalism in Question 

Year 2

  • Law, Ethics and Business 
  • Rising East (Reporting) 
  • Journalism Portfolio


  • Journalism Studies: theories and research methods 
  • Long Form Journalism

Year 3

  • Entrepreneurial Journalism 
  • Rising East (Editing) 
  • Journalism Manifesto 


  • Dissertation 
  • Insight 

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