Official: University of Kent's journalism degree is best in the country
The Centre for Journalism’s Honours degree is the best undergraduate journalism programme in the country for getting its students through their professional qualifications, according to figures from the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
The NCTJ assesses all of its accredited courses for the percentage of students achieving C grade passes or better in all of its core exams plus 100 wpm shorthand. The Centre for Journalism was comfortably top, with 66 per cent of students who completed the degree programme achieving that benchmark.
It is the first time that the CfJ has featured in the rankings, having graduated its first cohort of students in the summer of 2011.
Head of department Professor Tim Luckhurst said: "This award is an immense tribute to all the excellent staff in the Centre who have worked so hard to design and deliver this unique combination of professional education and academic rigour - and to the excellent students who study with us. When we launched the degree we pledged to make it the best in the country. It is particularly gratifying to know that we have beaten all the competition."