This programme is modelled on the traditional US liberal arts degree. You will major in one subject area, but will also have the opportunity to study a variety of other topics. This flexible structure gives you the freedom to tailor your education to reflect both your personal and professional interests.
The specialist knowledge and broad-ranging skills you will develop on this programme will prepare you for a career in almost any professional environment.
The types of skills you will gain include:
The BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (Journalism) programme combines theory with practice, providing you with the interdisciplinary skills to work in today’s multi-platform, globalised, 24/7 media world. You will critically examine the role of journalism and its practice in contemporary society. You will also gain hands-on experience in a newsroom environment, enabling you to develop your reporting and production skills.
You will also take a selection of elective modules across the Liberal Studies curriculum ranging from art history to international relations, psychology to theatre studies. These modules enable you to diversify your education and develop the broad-based skills valuable to any profession.
In your second year, you will also have the option to spend a term abroad at one of our partner universities. This provides the unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics from another cultural perspective.
This programme will develop you into a multi-skilled, media-savvy journalist who is able to adapt their reporting style to reflect the latest trends and digital platforms.
This is a three-year, full time programme.
First year modules
Second year modules
Third year modules
Teaching takes place in small classes of 20 people or less, in order to allow a more individual approach to learning.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will help you to build a bespoke programme that reflects your passions, or your preferred future career.
Academics will use a variety of approaches to help you learn and get the most out of your degree. The teaching methods include seminars, study groups, role plays, tutorials and external guest speakers. You will learn through analysis, discussion and debate, practical work, problem-solving, presentations, portfolio building, research projects and team work, all of which are designed to help you develop key skills of independent critical thinking and confidence in decision-making.
All classes on our Liberal Studies programme are taught by experts in their respective disciplines. The Head of Programme is Professor Lawrence Phillips, who holds a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Leeds, an MA in English Literature from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in English from Goldsmiths, University of London. He has previously held academic posts at the University of Northampton, Liverpool Hope University and Goldsmiths, University of London.
Contact hours and expected workload
Contact hours in Year 1 and 2 are 15 hours per week. In Year 3, students receive around 12-13 hours per week on average per term, as the capstone project is a supervised module, rather than a classroom-based one.
You will receive a minimum of 10 hours one-on-one time with a supervisor to agree the scope and direction of your capstone project. We also offer research skills lectures and drop-in sessions.
Students are assessed through a mix of presentations, journals, essays and exams. Assessment is both practical and theoretical and is designed to ensure that you acquire the knowledge and skills to adapt to a variety of professional environments.
In Year 3, you will also be asked to complete a liberal studies capstone project. The project will reflect what you have learned in your major, but also the knowledge you have gathered from your elective subjects.
This could be:
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.
Journalism comes in a wide variety of forms from digital media, videography, broadcast and print. It is also a profession that enables you to explore your passions and specialise in topics such as politics, sport, fashion and entertainment.
This interdisciplinary programme provides the foundation for a wide variety of careers across the media and communications sectors. Potential career pathways include:
Liberal studies graduates are suited to a broader range of career options, including:
A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.
Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding A levels at grades BCC.
We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).
We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus three APs at grades 4, 3, 3.
We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:
- Students who achieve either of the following IELTS scores will also meet our requirements, upon the condition that they complete our compulsory English for Academic Purposes module in their first academic year
- Overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 in reading and writing
- Overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in all four components
This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.
On-campus diagnostic test
For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.
How to apply
Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to email@example.com.
Step 2 Receive a response to your application
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.
For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.
Step 3 Accepting your offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.
Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 After you have accepted your place
Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.
Information for international students
If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.
Annual Tuition fee
Starting January 2019: £17,250
Starting September 2019: £17,500
Non-refundable advance deposit
Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000
What do fees include?
Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.
What other costs should I budget for?
Fees cover the cost of tuition. You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.
The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.
When are fees paid?
Fees are payable in the following instalments:
Calculating fee increases
As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.
Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.
The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship
The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit.
Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018/19
Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship
Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies.
Future Finance loans
Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London.
State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway
Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.
State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden
Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.
Regent’s Family Reward
Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.
The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo
The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.
US Financial Aid
Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.