University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course is taught within the Journalism and Mass Communication Department which is part of the University of Westminster's School of Media, Arts and Design, based at our state'of'the'art Harrow Campus, home to one of the most varied arts and media portfolios in Europe. Our reputation for professional and practice'based education is matched by a distinguished record in academic teaching and scholarly research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) was recognised as the UK's leading media research centre. This course is designed to set high standards for professional achievement in specific industry roles and to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of a career in public relations, and or advertising, or for a multi'skilled portfolio career.

Course Modules

Modules can include: Advertising and promotional culture; arts and entertainment journalism; audience studies; celebrity culture and the media; cultural industries and media markets; fashion journalism; international journalism; multiculturalism and the media; news and public opinion; sex, violence and censorship; sound, music and media.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • SQA Higher BBBBB-AAAAA
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB-AAA
  • GCE AS-level
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) D
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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76% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 76%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 69%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 81%

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

90% Go on to work and/or study

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

23% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 1%

Total Coursework: 88%

Total Practical: 12%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation