BA (Hons) Journalism

University of The West of Scotland
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 9,401
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 53,202

Entry Requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBC including English plus Maths at Standard Grade 3 or above, Intermediate 2 or National 4.
  • GCE A-Levels: CCC plus GCSE English plus Maths at Standard Grade 3 or above, Intermediate 2 or National 4.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBBC including English plus Maths at Ordinary Level grade c.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (to include 2 Higher subjects at 4 points).


Year 1
You will be given a comprehensive introduction to a range of newswriting and reporting skills for print, broadcast and online news providers. Study covers a range of issues relevant to journalism and news production in the 21st century.

Year 2
You will advance your news and feature writing through a number of ‘real-world’ projects. Broadcast journalism is studied along with the option of magazine journalism. Academic subjects include the study of politics and law and media regulation.

Year 3
You will undertake a work placement in news organisations and participate in news production classes. Study includes ethics from a journalistic perspective and the wider social and cultural responsibilities of journalism, as well as engaging with academic research methods.

Year 4
You will complete a dissertation, a major research project involving independent study of an aspect of journalism and its role in society. Individual support and guidance from academic supervisors is given. You will also undertake a major creative project,producing a range of multimedia portfolios-based work, as well as international journalism.

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