UWS Clearing 2022

Journalism (3rd Year Entry)



BA (Hons)


2 years full-time




September 2022



About the course

Looking to learn the skills to drop the latest breaking news story? UWS’s BA (Hons) Journalism will teach you everything you need to know to become a newsworthy multimedia journalist.

This top-up degree builds upon your HND qualification (or equivalent) and is underpinned by theoretical insight into ethical and effective journalism; you’ll study news reporting, develop interview techniques, and hone your writing skills to meet the practical demands of today’s fast-paced news environment.

You’ll also have the option to specialise in either Sports or Magazine Journalism as you progress through the programme.

  • Combining theory and practical skills, you’ll learn everything you need to know to meet the demands of modern journalism.
  • Core modules provide a strong foundation on a range of journalistic disciplines, including insights into ethical and effective journalism.
  • You’ll gain expertise in a wide range of topics, including national and local government, international relations, and civil and criminal law relating to the media.
  • You can specialise in either Sports or Magazine Journalism in the final years of the programme or pursue a broader journalism curriculum.

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


Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

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

Further Information

Clearing Guide

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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 information on 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: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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