This course will offer those students wishing to report on domestic and international affairs the opportunity to study in greater detail the forces that have shaped the world, and for historians and students of politics to acquire extra skills to become first-rate communicators in whichever professional field they choose to enter.
City’s Journalism department enjoys a first-rate reputation among professional journalists because of the high standard of graduates it produces.
Successful journalists are interested in ideas. This course will give you the education in Journalism, Politics and History for professional success in a complicated world where politics is often polluted by disinformation.
- Location in central London, one of the world’s leading media capitals, with access to the Journalism department’s excellent facilities, and extensive industry contacts
- The chance to study, and report on, British and international politics and history at a time when the U.K. is redefining its relationship with the rest of the world
- A focus throughout on how your studies will prepare you for professional success
This course is subject to approval
This three-year BA Journalism, Politics and History degree will give you the skills you need to start a career as a professional journalist, combined with expertise in those areas of politics and history where you choose to specialize.
Students have considerable choice and flexibility to choose the politics and / or history electives that most interest them.
You begin your degree with introductory modules in Journalism, Politics and History as well as two elective modules of your choosing.
Includes three core Journalism modules designed to build on the professional skills you acquired in Year 1, and three elective modules to broaden your political and historical knowledge.
The focus of this year will be your dissertation or final project, in Journalism, History or Politics. In addition, there is a core module, ‘Media Law and Ethics.’ And up to three elective modules in journalism, history and politics.
Teaching and assessment
This course combines the excellent education in practical journalism that characterizes City’s Journalism degrees with the expertise of leading academics in the University’s International Politics and History Departments.
You can do your final project or dissertation in any of the three disciplines.
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2022/23
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/ 23 academic year only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase, which is normally 2%.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2021/22 entry.
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In the process of preparing the course, we sought feedback from leading professionals in the fields of Journalism, corporate communications, and policy research. All were enthusiastic about the launch of this new degree.
Graduates from this course can expect to be strong applicants for jobs in:
- Journalism—joining the thousands of City alumni already working in this competitive field
- the Civil Service
- public policy and the public sector
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- Museums and heritage
- Cultural and creative industries
- Political and corporate communication.
How to apply
This course is subject to approval. Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
For enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office
Complete the Admissions enquiry form.
Call: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.
When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2022 should arrive at UCAS between September 2021 and 26th January 2022. Applications that arrive after 26th January 2022 will be considered only at City's discretion.
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
- from inside the UK 0871 468 0468
- from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties:
- from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468
- from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.
Students have use of extensive facilities including the journalism multimedia suite. The spaces were developed in consultation with experts from the BBC and ITN.
Tables uses Wolfvision cynap devices designed to allow students and staff to share and present from their own mobile device, to connect to remote meetings
Students have use of extensive facilities including a television studio. The spaces were developed in consultation with experts from the BBC and ITN.
The Journalism department has four radio studios and two radio broadcast studios, each equipped with high-tech production facilities.
The journalism multimedia suite provides a cutting-edge production facility that allows students to work together on group media projects.
Green screen TV area with links to main TV studio
Credit: James Rutherford
2 digital newsrooms with modern facilities that enable you to learn the skills required to produce newspapers, magazines and websites
students are led through the curriculum and participate in activities that mirror a typical broadcast newsroom