About this course
Our course is practical and hands-on in its delivery, simulating a newsroom-style environment. Supported by experienced journalists, you'll build your own website portfolio, broadcast in our TV studio or provide content for local radio stations.
You’ll be able to develop the practical skills and experience to prepare you for a successful journalism career, but you'll also gain highly transferable skills such as research and verification, the ability to present complex information in an accessible way across a range of media, and proficiency in a variety of social and multimedia platforms.
Graduate success in journalism isn’t just about what you know, it's about who you know. That's why we include professional work placements as part of your degree.
Why study with us?
- Get the experience to stand out. You’ll graduate with invaluable journalism experience, thanks to the professional work placements included in your degree.
- Be inspired. You’ll meet some of the UK’s most highly respected journalists at our acclaimed annual Journalism and Media Week.
- This degree is accredited by the industry-approved National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
- All our lecturers have worked in journalism and bring significant experience of industry into their teaching.
Journalism BA (Hons) is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
The NCTJ Diploma modules and assessments are delivered as part of the wider programme modules. In your first year you will be introduced to the NCTJ before completing diploma elements in your second and third year. The assessments for these modules will be held at a similar time to university assessments to assist with managing the workload.
The NCTJ diploma modules delivered within this programme include:
- Essential journalism
- Essential journalism e-portfolio
- Essential journalism ethics and regulation
- Essential media law and regulation
- Public affairs for journalists
- Videojournalism for online
- Radio journalism
- Photography for journalists
- Journalism for a digital audience
Additional elective NCTJ modules, which sit within the Public Interest Reporting module option, are:
- Media law court reporting
- Shorthand for journalists