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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a working journalist – including how to work with video, photography or online.
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.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
- Law for Journalists
- Reporting Skills
- Introduction to Digital Media
- Introduction to Broadcast
Year two, core modules
- Politics and the Media
- Digital Publishing
Year three, core modules
- Live News Production
- Research Methods
- Undergraduate Major Project
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.
Where you’ll study
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.