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Journalism Degrees

Are you interested in global affairs and politics? Or maybe you have a passion for celebrity news and events? Do you want to raise awareness about social problems, or want to visit new places and meet people from all kinds of backgrounds? If you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of these questions, then maybe you should consider a career in journalism. Since media is such a competitive industry, it will often help if you formally study journalism, as well as establishing a portfolio of work, before applying for jobs. Read our guide to find out all you need to know about journalism degrees, career prospects and specializations.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a journalism degree include:

  • Specialist industry knowledge and experience
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • General research skills, including source-finding
  • Creativity and originality
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to identify key points/facts
  • An eye for a compelling story
  • Understanding of target audiences
  • General IT skills
  • Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • A good instinct for what makes a captivating story, image or headline