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University of Portsmouth BA (Hons) Journalism
University of Portsmouth

BA (Hons) Journalism

Southsea, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

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GBP 9,250 / per year *


* for UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students/EU residents | £16,200/year: international students


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Do you have the ambition to become a reporter who keeps the public informed and holds those in power to account? This BA (Hons) Journalism degree course – accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) – will prepare you for a career as a journalist.

Learn how to uncover and write breaking news stories, produce publications across print and digital media, and adapt to the fast-paced 24-hour news environment.

Earn the industry-recognised NCTJ Diploma in Journalism with help from our teaching team of experienced journalists, hone your craft on professional placements and become an outstanding journalist any editor would appoint.

Course highlights

  • Stand out to future employers by taking exams leading to the gold-standard NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.
  • Learn from lecturing journalists with experience in international, national, regional and online publications.
  • Expand your network by meeting visiting professionals from organisations such as Dream Team FC, The Times, Novara Media, Sky News and the Cabinet Office at 10 Downing Street.
  • Gain industry experience with 10-day journalism-based work placement and an optional placement year.
  • Take shorthand training to capture information at a writing speed of up to 100 words per minute.


This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), one of three professional bodies that accredit journalism training in the UK. You'll automatically be entered into the examinations that lead to the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

The NCTJ accreditation also lets potential employers know that this course gives you the relevant skills and abilities you need to work as a journalist when you graduate. This gives you an edge over students who didn’t do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs.


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