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. ' We have strong links with leading media organisations and offer valuable work experience opportunities. Recent examples have included The Natural History Museum and Marie Claire magazine. ' An interactive and collaborative teaching approach. ' 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

Media, Culture and Identity Year 1: news media. Optional modules: visual culture; media, culture and identity; media and society; from mass media to multimedia. Year 2: research methods for communications and culture. Optional modules: studying popular culture; employability for the creative industries; screening gender; global trends in television; introduction to radio. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: work placement; doing visual research in media and culture; madness and metaphor (culture on the edge); popular journalism and tabloid culture; emotions in culture. 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.

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

Key Course Information

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74% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 71%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£17,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 3%

Total Coursework: 72%

Total Practical: 25%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

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