Both the BA in Journalism and the News Industry and the taught MA in Multimedia Journalism are fully accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
This is vital if you plan to work as a professional journalist. The NCTJ diploma, which is at the core of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, is the qualification that every editor will want to know you have got before offering you a job. It covers essential skills including news writing, shorthand, public affairs, media law, court reporting, videojournalism, production journalism and broadcast journalism. If you pass, it means you have achieved the professional standard upon which your career in journalism can be built.
Many courses that purport to teach journalism are not NCTJ accredited, and therefore of no value in the real world of working journalism.
The NCTJ was so impressed with our approach, it said we could "provide a benchmark for others running journalism courses to aspire to".
Our undergraduate programme is currently second in the NCTJ's league table of equivalent courses, which measure the most effective courses in getting students through the NCTJ exams. We have never been out of the top 5.