Portfolio information

The Journalism courses at the University of Derby reflect the vibrancy and excitement of a fast-changing industry which is constantly finding new ways to connect with its audience and tell stories about everything from hard-hitting news to sports and football. We are looking for students who share our enthusiasm for Journalism.

Your submission is an exciting opportunity to show us your skills and interests.

What should I submit for my portfolio?

We would like to see your potential as a journalist so you can choose to send us anything which might demonstrate your passion and ability. You might send:

Please send at least three pieces for us to consider.

We'll be looking to see how well you write or record to camera, and to see how well you can tell a story or put across your ideas. Make sure you proofread your work to eliminate any little errors.

How do I submit my portfolio?

Send us your portfolio via email at myportfolio@derby.ac.uk.

You may be contacted by our academic team to discuss your portfolio. This will give you the opportunity to participate in a 10/15-minute conversation about the work included in your portfolio.

What if I haven't studied the subject before?

We recognise that most applicants may not have studied Journalism before, which is why we are interested in seeing your potential. Submit whatever you think reflects you and your potential for the course you're applying for.

Is there a deadline to submit the portfolio?

Please submit your portfolio within four weeks of the request, however please be mindful of key deadline dates advertised on our website.

How to create a great portfolio

It can be difficult to know what to include in a portfolio that will best showcase your work and individualism. The following video provides advice on what a portfolio is and what sort of work you should include.

Portfolio advice video from the School of Arts at the University of Derby

View How to create a great portfolio video transcript