Nottingham Trent University

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU, United Kingdom

Broadcast Journalism

This vocational degree is designed to prepare you for a career in broadcasting and digital news, equipping you with the much-sought-after skills, abilities and technical knowledge. 97% of our students would recommend Broadcast Journalism at NTU (NSS 2017). This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and is ranked 7th in the Guardian League Tables 2018. The course has been designed by tutors who have all worked in the industry, and in consultation with industry partners from regional and national media organisations. These include the BBC, ITV, Sky News, and many commercial radio companies who recognise and endorse the high standards the course provides. With experienced tutors, fantastic work placement opportunities and multi-million pound purpose-built facilities, this course will provide you with all the skills you need to work in a broadcast newsroom. Our unique partnership with Notts TV – an independent, commercial local television station that broadcasts from our facilities – provides valuable placement opportunities and work experience for our students who work alongside professional journalists. You may choose to undertake short placements at Notts TV alongside your study, or an internship in your final year. Broadcast Journalism at NTU combines journalism training with academic inquiry, which enables you to hone and develop your practical skills alongside your understanding of the news media in social, political and cultural contexts. During your three years of study you'll take part in weekly news-days, working in a professional newsroom with industry-standard equipment and employing the latest industry practices. You'll learn how to research and collate news and information and disseminate your stories across multi-platforms including radio, television and online. You’ll study law, public administration and media theory and receive training in presenting and voice work, as well as audio and video editing. You’ll also spend a minimum of three weeks in industry at the end of your second year and there is also the opportunity to study abroad. 94% of our broadcast journalism undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DHLE 2015-16). Many of our graduates now work for the UK’s major broadcasters including ITV, the BBC and Sky News, as well as in commercial radio, digital marketing, public relations, video production, event management and teaching.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    City Campus,Nottingham