Journalism / Journalism (Sport)

Course details

Campus(es)

Ayr

UCAS Code

P500

Start Date

September 2019

Degree

BA (Hons)

About the course

The UWS Journalism course prepares you intellectually and practically for success in the modern multi-platform world of journalism – with the opportunity to specialise in news, sport or pursue a broader journalism curriculum.

You will study news reporting, interviewing and writing skills and prepare yourself for the demands of today’s dynamic and fluid news environment.

The course underpins practical production and broadcasting skills with theoretical insight into ethical and effective journalism. You will build your knowledge of national and local government, international relations, and civil and criminal law relating to the media.

The subject areas at the core of the programme provide a strong foundation in a range of specific journalistic disciplines.

Core modules will comprise practical journalism modules in newsgathering, producing news and features, layout & design, digital video production, broadcast journalism, as well as work placements.

There is also an option of specialising in Sports Journalism as you progress through the course with relevant modules available. If you pursue this route you will graduate with a bracketed Sports Journalism title. An additional specialism in magazine journalism is also available.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree / DipHE: Journalism or Practical Journalism or Communication with Media or another relevant discipline

Clearing Guide

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UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: uwsclearing@uws.ac.uk

Disclaimer

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Need help? Call the Clearing hotline: +44(0)141 849 4101

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we’re here to help!

Lines are open from 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday with extended hours on the dates below. Whilst our lines may be busy during results day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

  • Tuesday 6th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Thursday 8th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Friday 9th August – 8.30am-6pm

From Monday 12 August and onwards: 8.45am – 4.45pm

Clearing drop-in sessions

Our clearing drop-in sessions will be taking place simultaneously at both our Paisley and Lanarkshire campuses on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th of August from 3.00 – 6.00pm.

Our student recruitment team and ambassadors will be on-hand to give you advice about your potential study options and what you are eligible to apply for.

If you already have your results, we’ll even be able to take you through your UCAS application if you wish to apply on-the-spot.

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