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There has never been a more exciting time to get into journalism. This rapidly changing industry has been transformed in recent years by the digital and mobile revolution. Although traditional journalistic values of determination, curiosity and a nose for a good story are essential, modern journalists also need skills in video and audio, mobile journalism and infographics.

Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, this programme equips you for life as a journalist in a multi-platform world. While you need to become adept at using social media and streaming live video, you also learn the essentials of media law, court reporting, news and feature writing and interviewing techniques.

Our popular annual Journalism Day attracts leading industry speakers. Guests have included Martin Bell, John Crace, Rosie Millard and Damian Johnson. Industry contacts, live projects and work experience equip you for employment or freelance work on graduation. Putting all these elements together ensures you develop the wide range of skills required to keep up with the changing demands of work in journalism and associated careers.

Entry Requirements

96 UCAS points

Although we use UCAS points as a guide for students coming straight from school or college, entry to all our programmes is by interview (and portfolio/audition for programmes in the Faculty of Arts), together with evidence of academic achievement and/or relevant professional attainment. So please contact us to discuss your individual situation as we actively welcome students from a wide range of educational backgrounds. For us, what you've achieved in the past isn't nearly as important as what we believe you can achieve in the future and we excel at providing the support that helps students succeed, regardless of their previous academic background.

IELTS Score: 6.5

Modules & Units

  • Cats: Frameworks For Understanding: Histories Theories And Perspectives
  • News Production (Law)
  • Creative Futures; Skill Sets
  • Writing For Purpose 1
  • Creative Futures (Contexts)
  • Cats:  Contextualising And Theorising Practice
  • Self-initiated Project
  • Writing For Purpose 2
  • Cats:  Critical Specialist Study
  • Major Project
  • Professional Practice
  • Creative Futures (Professional Practitioner)

Call Course Information on 01482 598744 to discuss the possibility of additional start dates.

Start DateDurationDaysTimesPriceExam Fee
11th September 20173 YearsVarious Days- TBC*£0.00


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