UWS Clearing

Journalism (3rd Year Entry)


BA (Hons)

2 years full-time


September 2023


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 degree 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 (for SQA awards, with Grade B in Graded Unit)

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

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Enquire about this course

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

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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