University of East London

Course Introduction

Join a course where you will work as a journalist ' producing work for immediate publication ' with support and direction from academics, get a practical grounding in print journalism, radio journalism, sports journalism, photo journalism, online journalism, news reporting, media law, ethics and regulation, and multimedia newsroom practices. Expand your professional network to enhance your employability. Learn from teachers who are all practising journalists with extensive contacts in the field. Attend talks and master classes from visiting journalists and media professionals. Have the chance to have your work featured on the Rising East site. Prepare for the world of work by doing a work placement at the end of Level 2 and choosing Portfolio modules where you gain credits towards your degree by getting your journalistic work published. Follow in the footsteps of graduates who work in national or local newspaper journalism, in public relations, or as teachers. Some graduates also progress to the UEL MA in Journalism and Society.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £2,250  Module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 65%
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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42% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 44%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 72%

60% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 10
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 25
Unknown 10

20% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 95%

Total Practical: 5%

£4,095 - £4,349
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,536 - £4,784
Typical cost of private accommodation