Undergraduate courses

For 40 years the Department of Journalism has been teaching tomorrow’s journalists. The forerunners of today’s newspaper and broadcast careers were among the early courses to be established.

The emphasis is on learning by doing offering industry standard facilities and an exciting and enjoyable environment in which to learn.

BA (Hons) Media Management (China)

  • Institution code name: CLANC
  • Institution code: C30
  • Campus site: U

In the early stages of the course, you will follow a common programme of study which includes management theory, public relations, accounting and an introduction to the media industry. Thereafter, you gradually specialise your marketing, human resource management and PR skills to a back drop of challenging and varied digital journalism modules. You will look at global media economics, the broadcast and print industries, exploiting the digital future, business strategy and the digital newsroom. This leads on to opportunities for independent study and student-initiated projects and dissertations.

Find out more about the Media Management, BA(Hons) on the UCLan website

BA (Hons) International Journalism

  • Institution code name: CLANC
  • Institution code: C30
  • Course code: P502
  • Short form of course: BA/IntJour

This exciting and challenging new programme addresses the practice and study of journalism from a wide variety of international perspectives. It is aimed at students who wish to gain practical journalism skills that will enable them to work as journalists. You will study and analyse journalism in international and national settings and learn about the social and cultural contexts of journalism.

Find out more about the International Journalism course on the UCLan website

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

  • Institution code name: CLANC
  • Institution code: C30
  • Course code: P502
  • Short form of course: BA/SJ

An ability to write or talk knowledgeably about sport so that other people want to read about it and listen to it is greatly in demand by publishers and broadcasters of all kinds. The usual career route to the sports pages is through a general education in journalism, and for many this will remain a pre-requisite. Our new course in sports journalism is aimed at those who want to study the two subjects of sport and journalism in depth with a view to a specialist position in the media or communications industries.

Find out more about the Sports Journalism, BA(Hons), on the UCLan website

BA (Hons) Journalism

  • Institution code name: CLANC
  • Institution code: C30
  • Course code: P500
  • Short form of course: BA/J

The BA (Hons) Journalism course is a full-time, three year undergraduate programme – one of the first of its kind to be established in the UK when it was launched ten years ago. Hundreds of its graduates are now working in journalism and other media related jobs.

Find out more about the Journalism, BA(Hons) on the UCLan website

BA (Hons) Journalism Foundation Year Entry

  • Institution code name: CLANC
  • Institution code: C30
  • Course code: JNJour150

The foundation entry course is a unique course run by the University in conjunction with the BBC. We are looking for applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds taking a less traditional path into higher education and journalism.

Find out more about the Journalism (Foundation Year Entry), BA(Hons) on the Uclan Website

Combined Honours Journalism

  • Institution code name: CLANC
  • Institution code: C30
  • Course code: Y003
  • Short form of course: Mod/Comb

The Department offers Journalism as a subject within the University’s Combined Honours system. Students normally take three subjects in their first year and specialise in two of them in years 2 and 3. This combination provides a broader field of study than the BA(Hons)Journalism course. However students still learn the core journalism skills.

Journalism and English

  • Institution code name: CLANC
  • Institution code: C30
  • Course code: PQ53
  • Short form of course: BA/JEng

This is a full time three year undergraduate programme. After their first year, students can determine how their studies are balanced between Journalism and English. You can take either on a major route (with the other subject becoming the minor option) or continue to study both jointly