Broadcast and Digital Journalism with Foundation Year (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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About Broadcast and Digital Journalism with Foundation Year at University of West London

Course summary

OverviewThe BA (Hons) Broadcast and Digital Journalism course has a focus on providing you with the right skillset to succeed as a broadcaster or a digital media journalist within the competitive broadcast and digital media landscape.
On this course, you will develop your communication skills, learn creative techniques and enhance your technological skills to prepare you for the stimulating, demanding and exciting world of working with social media and digital technologies alongside radio and television.
Why choose this course?The foundation year has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to continue onto the BA degree course. Throughout this year you will benefit from full access to University facilities. You will study a range of subjects that underpin subsequent study throughout your degree and will be encouraged to engage in a range of course activities.
As a graduate of this course, you will have the knowledge and experience to apply your understanding of both broadcast and online journalism industries into practical real-life scenarios, using broadcast and digital journalism techniques and skills you will have learnt on the course.
You will gain both academic and professional broadcasting skills including:
  • research writing
  • presentation and production
  • newsgathering
  • documentary production
  • broadcasting news
  • live magazine programming
  • evaluating broadcast policy
  • journalistic law
During your studies, you will be faced with new challenging ways of considering how stories can be told and events can be reported in a range of formats and settings. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own practice to identify learning and development goals, helping motivate you to achieve to the best of your potential. 
The course design and delivery takes into account the rapidly developing news media landscape. You will be trained in a variety of journalistic forms, including video, radio, and digital journalism. News days are also an integral part of the course.
You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable, relevant, industry based work experience which will give you an insight into the employment opportunities within the sector. 
Career and study progressionGraduates of  BA (Hons) Broadcast and Digital Journalism will have a range of career prospects open  to  them including working within the broader arenas of:
  • news
  • lifestyle print
  • online or broadcast journalism
  • TV and radio presentation
  • TV and radio production
  • policy forming organisations.
You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.
For more details please see the Career and study progression section.

Other options available for BA (Hons) Broadcast and Digital Journalism with Foundation Year

  • Full time - September 2017, Ealing site


Fees for home and EU students

Main feeFees for our 2018 courses have not yet been released.


Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 11500

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 72 UCAS tariff points
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • A levels: BC or DDD
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Don't meet the entry requirements?

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