Journalism & Media

Should I choose journalism and media as my career?

Journalism and media are both highly competitive industries full of creative individuals. If you think you have something to add to either of them, you may wish to consider making the pursuit of that your career.

Not long ago, this area of study had much to prove and often went undervalued by industry professionals. However, in the current age of fast-paced digital communications and a generation fuelled by constant content, a journalism and media degree will set you apart in a pool of already tech-savvy individuals.

Individuals best suited to this sector tend to be creative, with a comprehensive understanding of current journalism and media trends, as well as a passion and dedication that will help them thrive in high-pressure situations.

With a journalism and media degree, you could be looking at a successful career in jobs like media planning, broadcast journalism, public relations, or even television/film/media production.

How can I get into journalism and media?

Typically, those wishing to pursue a career in media and journalism will find that they need to study a degree. In the UK there is a multitude of courses related to media and journalism available to undergraduates, many of which require 5 A-C passes at GCSE and at least a pass (Grade C) in A-Level Media Studies.

Media and journalism are both popular fields, which in turn makes them highly competitive. To ensure you have the best chance at your preferred job role, you should look into finding relevant work experience whilst on your course. Contact television, radio, advertising, newspaper and PR agencies to see if they’re offering unpaid summer internships or placements.


Why use Enrol?

By using Enrol, you benefit from a simple, easily comparable list of journalism and media courses, tailored to you. We consolidate every journalism and media course and qualification offered in the UK, so you can be as informed as possible when choosing your course.