Our degree is highly vocational, so we’ll make sure you have the practical broadcast skills (written, audio and visual) demanded by employers in today’s multi-platform environment. You’ll experience delivering news against strict deadlines, and we’ll give you extended periods of live newsroom practice led by experienced journalists – both our own award-winning staff and high profile names from the news industry. Theory is also important, so you’ll get an essential grounding in media law, regulation and ethical issues, as well as an understanding of the academic debate about the role and impact of the news media. You’ll complete a News Production Project at the end of the first year and a six-week live broadcast period which takes place in the second year. In the final year, you’ll complete a three-week industry placement, giving you the very best chance to demonstrate your skills to employers. This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). The BJTC accreditation standard is based on direct and practical experience. Accredited courses are highly valued by employers as they are relevant and responsive to the operational demands of the broadcast industry..