In a crowded job market, it is important to have theoretical and practical experience of journalism, as well as a healthy network of contacts. By studying a journalism degree at undergraduate or postgraduate level in the UK, international students can get ahead of the competition with an award that is recognised for its quality all over the world.
Do you want to apply to study a UK journalism degree? Learn more about the top five journalism universities in the UK below (Guardian University Guide 2020) and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK today to get your application started.
Top Five UK Universities for Journalism
1. Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University’s BA (Hons) Media, Journalism and Publishing degree was named the best in the UK by The Guardian. The degree lasts for three years and during that period you will learn practical editorial, design, video and marketing skills which will make you highly employable.
Rebecca Smart, Managing Director, Ebury Publishing, said of the course: “From an employer's point of view, a Brookes graduate is as good as someone with a year's work experience.”
- Undergraduate course to consider: BA (Hons) Media, Journalism and Publishing
2. University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in journalism and communications and place a great emphasis on students learning from international academics and experienced journalists. Its MLitt Digital Journalism degree is perfect for international Masters students who want to learn how to devise, launch, produce and market an online publication.
- Postgraduate course to consider: MLitt Digital Journalism
3. University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield has one of the leading journalism departments in the country and since 1994 it has offered journalism education in print, radio, television and online to undergraduates and postgraduate students from all over the world. Its undergraduate Journalism Studies degree has seen graduates move on to roles with the BBC, Guardian and Press Association.
- Undergraduate course to consider: Journalism Studies BA
4. Cardiff University
The School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University offers a wide selection of journalism courses at varying study levels, and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework the University were ranked 2nd for the quality of their journalism, media and communications research. For international students, the MA International Journalism and MA International Public Relations and Global Communications Management are specifically designed to help prepare graduates for work internationally.
- Postgraduate course to consider: International Journalism (MA)
5. Staffordshire University
Staffordshire University guarantee 120 hours of work placement to boost your employability, and its Journalism MA includes modules on Government Politics and Journalism, Writing for News and Production Journalism. Staffordshire University is located in the middle of the UK and achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
- Postgraduate course to consider: Journalism MA