About the course
This programme is an ideal launch-pad for anyone hoping to embark on a career in journalism in the digital age. The course offers rigorous and demanding training in news writing, Teeline shorthand, public affairs and law, plus a work placement.
You will also learn how to edit and package for a range of journalism formats with an emphasis on cross-media platforms and hand-held technology. Complementing practical and contextual skills will be a deeper interrogation of ethical, historical and theoretical debates about journalism.
A hallmark of our delivery is our close association with the National Council for the Training of Journalists, who accredit our BA and MA Journalism programmes. We will be delivering contextual and critical elements to ensure you are best placed to navigate your way through this dynamic and demanding craft.
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The programme aims to:
- provide the necessary journalistic skills and knowledge to equip students for a career in journalism
- provide a broad education in journalism, in the context of a critical understanding of the UK’s general business, organisational, governmental and legal environment
- help you gain core transferable skills of IT, effective communication, leadership, self-management and interpersonal skills to the standards required by journalism and media employers
- deliver journalism education and training
- enable a critical understanding of the ethical, social and production constraints under which journalistic practice operates
- provide an opportunity via work-based learning for the development of skills in personal responsibility and initiative.