Our Media & 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.
Media & Journalism courses are available to study at the following locations:
You can download the Media & Journalism Subject Guide to find out more about the courses we offer.
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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 media and journalism, including:
As a Media & Journalism student at UCA, you’ll have access to high-profile guest lecturers from across the industry, and have opportunities to undertake specialist work placements that will give you valuable experience and help you make media contacts. Our students have worked on live programmes such as Later… With Jools Holland, with broadcasters and publishers such as Channel 4, Heat, NME, BBC Radio 1, W Magazine, Reuters and ITV Sport, and organisations including UEFA and top PR agencies.
Students have worked for many big name media organisations, including:
Find out where our Media & Journalism courses have taken some of our students
"My favourite aspect of the degree is going to ‘court days’ where we observe real life court cases from the public gallery at Guildford Magistrates or Crown Court, which we then write up in the following weeks to add to our work portfolio. "
"Journalism and Creative Writing is not only simply putting pen to paper, but a much more creative art and a discursive discipline. I feel like I am developing my professional skills as well as personal working ones. "