Journalism Undergraduate Courses

Go behind the headlines and prepare for your career as a journalist. Up to date and wide-ranging, our degree courses will open the door to the world of reporting in the 21st century.

At the University of Derby, we focus on developing creative, versatile journalists with expertise in a variety of production techniques – mastering the arts of print, digital and broadcast journalism.

Top20for Journalism**The Guardian University Guide 2020

You can study a particular journalistic genre such as football journalism, magazine journalism or specialist sports journalism, or you can specialise, for instance in fashion or music journalism, on the BA (Hons) Journalism degree.

You’ll also have the chance to put your theory into practice with exciting work placements in the UK or overseas, for the BBC and at regional newspapers and radio stations.

94% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of our BA (Hons) Journalism course according to the National Student Survey 2019

Career opportunities

Our Journalism degrees are cutting-edge and will give you the skills that you need to succeed in an exciting career.

  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Commercial TV
  • Commercial and community radio
  • PR
  • Corporate communication

What our Journalism graduates do

Our Journalism degrees are cutting-edge and will give you the skills that you need to succeed in an exciting career.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

“It’s the place to come if you want to be at a thriving university - and the city is good fun too”

“The Journalism facilities at the University of Derby are incredible, with industry standard television and radio studios and a newsroom. Staff have come straight out of the media into lecturing roles. They have all been fantastic throughout my Journalism degree and provided me with help and guidance along the way to help me realise my potential.

“One of the most rewarding things about the Journalism course is that you make something and have an end product at the end of your work to showcase to everyone. Whether that’s a feature for a newspaper, a radio documentary or a television news story, the end product is really satisfying.

“I really enjoyed my time at the University of Derby and I made the most out of it. It’s the place to come if you want to be at a thriving university - and the city is good fun too.”

See what Scott has to say about studying Journalism at the University of Derby.

Journalism student Scott Groom talks about why he chose the Derby course and why it is the right course for him
Football Journalism Student Playing Football on Beach

Three fully-funded football journalism scholarships

The University of Derby has teamed up with Derby County Ladies (DCL) to offer this amazing scholarship. Three full scholarships are available for women starting the course in 2020.

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Student ambassadors at University of Derby open day

Book your Open Day

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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