University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton is one of the top two universities in London for Journalism and among the top 15 in the country (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' On this course you can study and practise different types of journalism, from news reporting and feature writing to investigative journalism. Our students create blogs, podcasts, magazines, videos and multimedia stories. ' Journalists, editors, producers and other figures from the worlds of media, politics and culture regularly feature as guest speakers. ' Boost your CV with a language'based work placement through our links in the UK and overseas in either Spain or Latin America. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Course Modules

Journalism Year 1: producing and debating journalism; creative environment; reporting Britain; news media. Optional modules: marketing and enterprise; digital photography workshop; media, culture and identity. Year 2: issues in journalism (ethics and law); the journalism industry; multimedia. Optional module: politics and the media; introduction to radio; feature writing; career preparation (journalism); travel journalism; sports journalism; website design; telling true stories; career preparation. Year 3: multimedia journalism; video journalism; magazine journalism; magazine production; journalism and news media dissertation. Optional modules: east and west (terror, power and new journalism); north and south (reporting Africa); investigative journalism; journalism assignment; multimedia journalism; video journalism; magazine journalism; magazine production; journalism and news media dissertation; work placement; popular journalism and tabloid culture. Spanish Year 1: Spanish language 1; Spanish language in context; introduction to Spain and the Spanish speaking world; Spanish beginner (a1); Spanish elementary (a2). Year 2: Spanish language 2 or Spanish for continuing beginners and Spanish practice 2 (continuing beginners). Optional modules: aspects of translating and interpreting (Spanish); Hispanic culture and society; European cinema; Latin American revolutions. Year 3: advanced Spanish language. Optional modules: gender, sexuality and ethnicity in Hispanic art and media; professional translation (Spanish); public sector interpreting (Spanish); media translation; consecutive interpreting; work'based learning; research project; Cuba (society, culture and struggle since 1898).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 79%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 97%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 18%

Total Coursework: 51%

Total Practical: 31%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation