University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' We offer a constantly evolving range of cutting'edge modules. Recent examples have explored writing for computer games, for graphic novels and for television. ' We offer the ideal platform for students looking to publish online and in our own Fincham Press. ' Roehampton is one of the top two universities in London for Journalism and among the top 15 in the country (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' We have strong links with leading media organisations and offer valuable work experience opportunities. ' 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. Creative Writing Year 1: introduction to creative writing 1; introduction to creative writing 2; writing contexts 1 (thinking like a writer). Year 2: writing fiction 1 (introduction to narrative); writing poetry. Optional modules: writing contexts 2 (the process of writing); the history, theory and performance of stand'up comedy; writing fiction 2 (advanced narrative); telling true stories; writing short films; writing television drama; performance text; graphic narratives; writing for children. Year 3: writing contexts 3 (the business of writing); novel writing; poetry and innovative form; fiction and innovative form; graphic narratives; screenwriting (long shorts: films for festivals); screenwriting (drama'documentary); screenwriting (adaptation); writing songs and lyrics; the short poetic sequence; writing for children; gaming and interactive narratives; publishing (from book to internet).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA/BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • 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 D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced 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

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