UK journalism degree popularity hits four-year high in 2015

The number of students accepted on to undergraduate journalism courses reached a four-year high in 2015, new figures show.

In total, 3,370 students were enrolled on courses last year. This is up from 3,215 in 2014, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

The UCAS records go back to 2007 and show that 2015 was second only to 2011 – when 3,405 started journalism degree courses.

The figure climbed every year from 2007 – when 2,145 were accepted – to 2011 before dipping to 2,995 in 2012 when tuition fees were raised.

Of the 3,370 to enrol last year, 1,865 (55.3 per cent) were women – more than ever before on record – and 1,505 were men.

Elsewhere, 7,545 enrolled on media studies courses and 485 on publicity degrees.

Overall, 532,265 undergraduates were accepted on to courses last year, the highest figure on the 2007-2015 record, and up from 512,370 last year.

Full UCAS figures here.

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