Three-day national newsroom visit (Industry links)
Bursaries available through The Journalism Diversity Fund
Postgraduate loans now available
This course is designed for those who want to fast-track into a career in Journalism. This is a highly vocational award and has full accreditation from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
Staffordshire University enjoys strong links with the journalism industry and our teaching staff have many years experience of working in newspapers, online journalism, radio and television.
You will benefit from working with a team of top journalists and academics and learn how to self operate as a multi-media journalist. Our focus is on combining theory and practice within a lively and engaging atmosphere that replicates the real world of journalism. The emphasis is on independent study, developing a portfolio and pursuing career prospects. The award follows a programme of continuous assessment and requires students to undertake a fully assessed work placement.
Students are able to sit the NCTJ qualifications in Reporting, Law, Public Affairs, Video Journalism, Production, Portfolio and Shorthand while on course.
The latest industry-standard equipment is used and stories relating to events in the local community, national politics, international affairs, sports news and celebrity gossip are all covered.
An Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Government, Politics and Journalism
Writing for News
Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues
Graduates are working in a range of organisations including:
Wall Street Journal newspaper
South Wales Argus newspaper
Burton Mail newspaper
North Wales Media Group, newspaper
Fenice Media in Birmingham
Dorset Evening Echo newspaper
Capacity Magazine, London
Ethical Hedonist Magazine, London
Cheltenham Racecourse, Press Office
The Sentinel newspaper
Copify, freelance copywriter
PR, Heart of England NHS
Great British Food Magazine (Deputy Editor)
Press officer, Staffordshire University
First Capital Connect (Media Relations Executive)