Undergraduate programmes

Liberal Studies (Journalism) with Integrated Foundation

BA (Hons)

A broad Liberal Arts education, with a focus on writing, broadcasting and photojournalism in a changing world.

Years
Full Time
Foundation
  • NameLiberal Studies (Journalism) with Integrated Foundation
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS Code225P
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years
  • Tuition fees£16,700 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date15 January 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadOptional
  • ValidationRegent's University London

Our new range of liberal studies degrees provides a true US-style liberal arts education, a first in the UK. In your foundation year you undertake a general education programme which provides a comprehensive foundation for your degree studies. You choose a ‘major’ subject area whilst taking a range of ‘electives’ to tailor your degree to match your passions and interests. Every module in our liberal studies programme has been specifically designed for the degree, delivering you a broad-based education which engages you in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. Liberal arts graduates are well-prepared to make the most of opportunities in a fast-moving global economy.

This major combines theory with practice, providing you with the knowledge and skills a journalist needs to thrive in today’s multiplatform, globalised, 24/7 media world. You will critically examine the role of journalism and practice of journalists in contemporary society. The major also provides hands-on experience in a newsroom environment, enabling you to develop your reporting and production skills on multiple platforms.

Read about our Liberal Studies programmes in the news.

Register for an Open Day

Programme brochure

Length 

This is a four-year, full time programme. 

Modules

Foundation Modules

  • Foundation Seminars 1 and 2
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Scientific Understanding

Degree Level Modules

  • Digital Photography
  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Journalism in Society
  • Journalism Practice 1
  • Media Analysis and Literacy
  • Interactive Media
  • Journalism Practice 2
  • Media and Ethics
  • Media Research Methods
  • Photojournalism
  • Broadcast Reporting
  • Editorial Photography
  • Media and the Law
  • Publication and Design
  • Major Capstone (dissertation)

See module descriptions

Study methods

Teaching methods include class discussions, class presentations, mock press conferences, outside reporting and newsroom exercises, along with many others.

Your teachers will be media experts and professional journalists. With London a global hub for journalism, you will benefit from field trips to media outlets and invited speakers from the industry.

Students are assessed through essays, exams, project portfolios, presentations, blogs, photography projects and journalistic articles.

Tutors are readily contactable by email and often see students for preparatory work on particular assignments.

Academic Calendar

Assessment structure

Students are assessed through essays, exams, project portfolios, presentations, blogs, photography projects and journalistic articles.

Tutors are readily contactable by email and often see students for preparatory work on particular assignments.

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

The Journalism Major provides the foundations for a wide variety of careers across the media and communications industries. You will become a multi-skilled, multimedia professional, ready for a career in journalism on all media platforms, or in allied areas such as corporate or non-profit communications roles, research or advertising.

Former students are now working in media, PR, marketing, publishing, digital media and film. Others have used their skills in their own business, family business, or within fashion, tourism and luxury brands.

Academic requirements 

For entry to the programme, we require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English.

All applicants must have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:

  • US High School Diploma with a 2.5 GPA
  • HAVO
  • Six WAECs with grades A-C (1-6)
  • Realschulabschluß
  • Apolytirion of Gymnasio
  • Attestat
  • Bachillerato (from Central and South America)

If you have already successfully completed A Levels, or a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate; or, an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto your chosen degree programme.  

 

English Requirements 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English Higher Level, grade 5
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 on the internet-based test (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

Programme start dates

January 2018

Apply online for January 2018

September 2018 

Online application for September 2018 will open soon. If you would like to make an enquiry in the meantime, please complete the form at the bottom of the webpage.

How to apply 

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university)
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be academic; the second can be academic, personal (cannot be from a family member or a peer) or professional
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course at RUL and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us to: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee
  • Pay the refundable non-EU advance tuition fee deposit (if applicable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the section titled ‘Studying in the United Kingdom’ on the UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Transfer of credits

Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.

If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.

If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.

Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.

 

Fees January 2018

Annual tuition fee: £16,700 
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term. 

.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

Full details

Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

Full details

Enquire about programme
21 October 2017
An open day is the best way to find out more about Regent's University London, view our beautiful campus, meet course tutors and try out taster sessions.
18 November 2017
An open day is the best way to find out more about Regent's University London, view our beautiful campus, meet course tutors and try out taster sessions.