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Journalism BA(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2017

Typical offer

  • Single honours points: 128 (ABB) or equivalent.
  • Joint honours points: 128 (ABB) or equivalent.

  • Units:
  • to include three A-levels or equivalent.


  • No specific A-level subjects required.
  • Key Skills points not accepted in tariff or accepted in lieu of GCSEs.
  • General Studies not accepted.
  • Plus GCSE: Mathematics grade A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required and English Language/Literature grade A*–B (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required.

Further requirements for specific combinations

  • Creative Writing: A-level in English Language/Literature or a related subject.
  • English Language and Linguistics: 40 points at A-level or equivalent in English Language or a related subject
  • English Literature: A-level in English Literature/Language or a related subject.
  • Psychology: Students taking Psychology A-level must achieve grade B or above. General Studies / Native Language accepted as one of four A-levels.


    For most courses a decision will be made on the basis of your application form alone. However, for some courses, the selection process may include an interview – usually held between December and April for full-time students.

    The interviews may be on a one-to-one basis, in a group or with your portfolio, and you may be given a task such as participating in a workshop, a short essay, questionnaire or translation to demonstrate your strengths in addition to any formal entry requirements.

Other entry routes 

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact us for details.

If you don't meet the above entry requirements our International Foundation Year can prepare you for entry progression onto this degree course.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing, with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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