Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

It all starts here. Become a professional journalist, learn how to tell great stories, and how to prepare your work for publication across a range of different media platforms.

Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)



P501 (if choosing Foundation Year)


3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BA (single honours)
Course also available with Foundation Year


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year  


This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you  

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

Study Abroad

This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.

With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Find out more about where your degree could take you here.



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Get industry ready on a course designed with your future in mind. 

During this course, you’ll study the key elements of journalism and navigating the media. You’ll also have chances to shape your degree around your own interests and ambitions, with modules around:

  • storytelling
  • reporting
  • working with new media
  • magazine production 
  • the media industry


You’ll be immersed in a dynamic learning journey within an international team comprising seasoned journalists, industry experts, and accomplished media scholars.

Throughout this programme, you will cultivate a diverse portfolio showcasing your proficiency in diverse mediums such as blogs, comprehensive articles, and multimedia projects. This hands-on experience encompasses the realms of news and feature writing, magazine creation, radio broadcasting, podcast production, video content development, and effective social media utilisation.

93% of BA Journalism students were satisfied with our course making it the highest-rated programme in London according to the National Student Survey 2020.

How you'll learn

Enjoy hands-on, accessible learning that prepares you for work. 

  • Master the art of delivering your stories compellingly, utilising industry-standard digital tools
  • Specialise on subjects and formats that pique your interest by creating your own multimedia projects 
  • In your final year, you can explore multimedia journalism by building an audio-visual portfolio, or focus on the academic aspect of journalism by writing a dissertation on a subject of your choice

You will be taught by seasoned academics hailing from global landscapes, each with extensive industry experience at institutions such as the BBC, Reuters, Financial Times and more. We also bring professional journalists and newsmakers to the campus to participate in workshops and advise students on their projects and career options.

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Career options

Use stories to make the world a better place.

Whether you want to work in print, radio, television or online media, or become a social media influencer, our BA Journalism will provide you with the skills to pursue a broad range of career options. You could go on to work as a:

  • news reporter
  • writer
  • editor
  • producer
  • broadcaster in local, national or international media
  • independent content producer


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Many Journalism graduates are also employed in communications, public affairs and public/media relations.

A strong understanding of what makes a good story and how to build narratives and press releases is important to the communications and PR efforts of businesses, charities, political parties and pressure groups.

The creative skills and journalistic nous developed over your degree will be highly valued by employers outside of the media industry.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes


If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

Entry tariff

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

Specific entry requirements

An A-Level in a Humanities-related subject is preferred, but not essential.

​General entry requirements

International students

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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Our Students

"Lecturers are very attentive to what the students need. At the same time, they give you a real sense of what journalism is. In the first year we were assigned to find a public figure to interview. That made a real impact and showed me what the industry would be like."

Vania Caetano Ascensao, Journalism

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