Launch your journalism career at our award-winning Centre for Journalism. 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. You’ll be trained in a wide range of core journalism skills, including interviewing and news writing for newspapers, online, TV and radio. We’ll explore the key issues in journalism, looking at the past, present and future of the profession. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of media law and the legal considerations for journalists, getting the opportunity to visit courts and apply what you have learned to real-life criminal trials. Our course is practical and hands-on in its delivery, simulating a newsroom-style environment. Supported by experienced journalists, you’ll work in small groups to run your own news website, broadcast in our TV studio or provide content for local radio stations. You’ll get the practical skills and experience to prepare you for a successful journalism career, but you’ll also gain highly transferable skills such as research and verification, the ability to present complex information in an accessible way across a range of media, and a proficiency in a variety of social media platforms. Graduate success in journalism isn’t just about what you know, it’s about who you know. That’s why we include professional work placements as part of your degree. This course is also accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), so you’ll have the option of completing your NCTJ qualification alongside your degree at no extra cost. **Graduate opportunities** Our graduates are making in their mark in newspaper newsrooms, on news websites, in broadcast organisations, as researchers for media organisations and in PR companies. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Our students complete their placements in newspapers, news agencies, broadcasting organisations, press offices and social media roles. Recent students have secured placements at organisations including the BBC, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Sun and The Yorkshire Post – to name just a few.