Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in Journalism?

Skills gained


As well as their subject-specific knowledge and skills, a graduate in Journalism will typically have the ability to:

  • gather, organise and deploy information, images and data
  • engage critically with major practitioners, debates and paradigms within the subject area and put them to productive use
  • carry out various forms of research
  • reflect upon the relevance of your own cultural commitment and positioning to the practice of journalism.
  • complete close analysis
  • consider and evaluate your own work
  • present information in a variety of ways
  • work to deadlines
  • work productively in a group or team
  • use IT to perform a range of tasks
  • identify and define problems, assess possible solutions and discriminate between them

This is not an exhaustive list of skills - you will develop many skills from your course, extra-curricular activities and work experience. You can find out more about the skills employers look for and how you can develop them here.


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Last Updated: 10/09/2019