Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a working journalist – including how to work with video, photography or online by studying a Journalism degree at ARU.
This course combines history, theory and technique and covers the full spectrum of journalism, including news, investigative and international, as well as the production methods behind radio, TV and online.
There’ll be a strong practical element, with projects in every year and an internship in Year 3. You’ll also be able to gain experience with the regional and national organisations, including Big Yellow Box Magazine.
Our facilities are excellent and include an ultra-modern Media and Journalism Centre in Peterborough city centre. This is equipped with industry-standard software packages, editing equipment and TV and radio studios.
Professional journalists regularly visit to give talks about their work and our tutors have excellent media contacts to help you get a foothold in the business.
Join us and you’ll be part of a great student community at UCP, in one of the UK’s most rapidly developing cities.
There are plenty of opportunities for trained journalists in print, broadcast and online organisations – and you can specialise in areas such as sport, news, features and investigative journalism.
Businesses and agencies also look for journalists to join them in PR, marketing and public affairs.
Professional journalists often visit us as guest lecturers and we’ve developed voluntary opportunities with a range of regional and national organisations so that you can develop your skills in a work setting.
We strongly approve of work placements and our staff will do all they can to help you find opportunities, using the contacts they have.
There are some exams but mostly we’ll assess your progress through your portfolio, commissioned professional briefs, essays and your performance during internships or group work.
In the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we use our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond to nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking, in order to educate, entertain, inspire and understand, as well as to improve people’s lives.
Important fee notes
The part-time course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity, or 60 credits per year). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period, or for more credits. All fees are for guidance purposes only. Your offer letter will contain full details of credits and fees, or you can contact us if you'd like more information.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
UK students (and EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021) can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a range of ARU scholarships, which can provide extra financial support while you’re at university.
72-96 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 3 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
Full-time, part-time undergraduate (3 years, 6 years)
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