Journalism and Media graduate destinations

Great graduate careers

Many of our Journalism and Media graduates go into jobs related to their degree specialism, within the creative and cultural industries. Thanks to the transferable skills and experiences they develop through our courses, they also go into jobs including recruitment, publishing or education. Our graduates often develop varied and stimulating portfolio careers or become self-employed. Typical jobs may include:

  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Campaign Executive
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Journalist
  • Junior PR Officer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Online Content Editor
  • Programme Assistant: TV
  • Reporter
  • Social Media Adviser.

Top graduate employers

Graduates work with leading public and private sector organisations across the country, as well as small to medium-sized enterprises. We have employer partners who shape our courses, advise students on careers and provide internships or work experience. Graduates find jobs with our partners as well as these leading employers:

  • BBC Breakfast
  • Bristol 247
  • Bristol Post
  • ITV
  • MAntis PR
  • MediaCom
  • Player Two PR
  • Salt Media
  • South West News Service
  • Ujima Radio
  • UTV.

Further study

Some of our Journalism and Media graduates also go on to study for postgraduate degrees in subjects ranging from documentary production, media communications, PR and media campaigning, to teaching.

Accredited by industry

Many of our courses are accredited. So our students leave with industry-recognised qualifications and study exemptions in many cases. 

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Career support throughout your degree

From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice - from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their future.

Placements and work experience

As well as placements, our students gain experience on live projects, commissions and competitions run by employers. There are plenty more opportunities to get experience through volunteering, part-time work and internships. Whatever path our students choose, the careers service can help them to find experience that fits their brief. Teaching staff are embedded in the Bristol and regional creative sector and can help aspiring students make valuable contacts and get their careers started.

We encourage students to take part in industry competitions. Students have gained national and international recognition through these. We also arrange specific UWE Bristol awards and bursaries including:

  • Gane Trust Travel Bursary giving a second year student £1,000 to carry out a research project of their choice, providing them with the opportunity to travel, gather materials, undertake workshops and make contacts. 
  • The Crispin Aubrey Scholarship supporting aspiring journalists to pursue a career in journalism, with a focus on environmental and social injustice.

The Creative Industries departments arrange an annual Professional Practice Week. With over 60 events offered, it's the perfect opportunity to network and learn about the sector. There are panels and presentations with top employers, industry professionals and alumni. Our annual degree show also offers employers the opportunity for talent scouting and students the opportunity to market themselves to industry.

Starting up a business

Many of our graduates go freelance and become self-employed. So we give them a head start while they're here. Enterprise skills are built into the curriculum, and students can bring business ideas to life by accessing private sessions and funding by working with our enterprise advisors.

Specialist careers support

Sector-specific careers advice is available for each department and one-to-ones are available with our dedicated team. Students can attend weekly careers drop-ins to find out more about creative careers. They can build their skills through workshops on LinkedIn, presentation skills and pitching etc. And it doesn't end when they graduate. Alumni can access our careers services up until three years after graduation.

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