Journalism is needed in today’s world more than ever. Journalists get to the heart of every part of society, finding the best way to tell stories to their audiences. Whether you are running your own news website, working in the TV studio or providing the content for local radio stations, you will have support and advice from tutors who have worked in industry. You will also have the chance to study some of the key issues in journalism, looking at the past, present and future of the profession. You will be taught in small groups and the skills you will gain while studying for a Journalism degree are transferable to other areas of life. These include research and verification skills; the ability to present complex information in an accessible way across a range of media; interviewing skills; and working with a variety of social media platforms. A foot in the door is key to finding a job and you will have the opportunity to undertake professional work placements as part of your course, with placements including newspapers; news agencies; broadcasting organisations; press offices in the public, charity and private sectors and designing social media campaigns. This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and, during the course of your degree, you will take the exams which lead to achieving the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.