Journalism & Creative Writing


Our Journalism degrees offer you endless opportunities to strengthen your skills as a creative thinker and effective writer, and teach you how to engage audiences across different media platforms.

As a student at UCA, you’ll be stretched creatively and shown how to use imaginative solutions. We’ve created an open and friendly learning environment that thrives on active discussions - our courses are often taught in small groups, so lecturers will get to know you and your interests quickly. We run a wide range of trips and host regular guest speakers on specific subjects to enhance your knowledge and to keep tuition varied and stimulating.

Our teaching staff are hugely knowledgeable about their subject areas, with some working for organisations such as the BBC, LBC, the Guardian and one of Britain’s largest magazine publishers. At UCA, you can also draw on expertise from specialists in areas like photography and film to enhance your projects, and your fellow students will provide a rich source of news and stories for budding journalists to capture and communicate.

We encourage our students to aim high, and some have gone on to secure interviews with top athletes like Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Jonny Wilkinson. Your drive will help you achieve great things while studying at UCA, and when you leave you can join many of our graduates who now work in the newspaper, television, online, PR and media industries.

Journalism courses

Journalism courses are available to study at the following locations:

UCA Epsom

    UCA Farnham

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        Careers in journalism

        Our Journalism courses will equip you for a rewarding career in the media and other creative industries

        Having successfully completed their degrees, our alumni have gone on to work as reporters, feature writers, sub-editors, data journalists, producers, presenters, press officers and marketers for some of the biggest organisations in journalism, including:

        • BBC Five Live
        • ITV News
        • The Guardian
        • BBC London Television
        • Private Eye
        • Company


        • The Daily Mail
        • Channel 4
        • Evo
        • The Times
        • The Independent
        • Mirror Group
        • The Sun
        • Press Association TV
        • Reuters
        • Glamour
        • Euronews in Lyon, France
        • RJR94FM in Jamaica
        • Milenio Television in Mexico City

        As a Journalism student at UCA, you’ll have access to high-profile guest lecturers from across the industry, and take part in our long-established work placement schemes. Students have worked for many big name media organisations, including: 

        • ITV Sport
        • Private Eye
        • The Guardian
        • The Sun
        • The Daily Mail
        • The Mirror
        • Glamour
        • Company

        Case studies

        Find out where our Journalism courses have taken some of our students

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