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


The BA (Hons) in Journalism is ranked 7th in the Guardian League Table 2018 for journalism, publishing and public relations. This popular course has been designed by in close association with big media organisations. It's accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and, while on the course you’ll sit NCTJ exams, leading to the NCTJ Diploma. All fees for these exams are included in your course costs. It will equip you with the much-sought-after skills and abilities and technical knowledge.100% of students would recommend Journalism at NTU (NSS 2017). This vocational award-winning course combines practical training in newspapers and magazines with a solid academic base.You’ll learn how to compile research for broadcast and how to carry out a broadcast interview. The course is rated the top performing journalism course in the UK by the NCTJ for the last four years running and is an NCTJ accredited course. The course combines both theoretical and practical learning to provide you with a well-rounded qualification which you'll need to work as a multi-platform journalist. You’ll sit NCTJ exams which will help you to work quickly and effectively which is a necessary skill within journalism. You’ll also spend a considerable time learning the skills necessary to be able to use broadcast equipment and IT systems. You’ll take part in in mock news day activities which simulate the real world. These take place on a weekly basis at key stages during your course of study and also as a rolling week of news day activity. Staff act as consultant editors, as do representatives from industry. Roles on news days are rotated and cover: news reading, reporting, editing, presenting and television gallery roles with our partnership Notts TV. The modules are designed to give you a varied understanding of the different types of journalism that is out there and is initiated to enhance your employability. You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshop, studio practice and production sessions. You'll gain first hand newsroom experience and be able to prepare digital content for newspapers and magazines. This unique course will allow you to leave with a degree in Journalism and an NCTJ Diploma which is a highly sought after qualification by employers( particularly) within journalism and public relations. You'll gain; excellent written and verbal communication, develop traditional media skills which are necessary to write for newspapers and magazines, learn how to interview, understand media law, politics and shorthand. This course will provide you with necessary digital skills such as, learning how to write for online, the importance of social media, using video and learning how to edit the content to tight deadlines. You'll get the chance to work alongside professional journalists and gain invaluable work experience. 98% of our journalism undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DHLE 2015-16) (Based on Print Journalism graduates). Some of our recent graduates secured placements with; the Nottingham Post, Vogue magazine, Derby Telegraph, NME magazine and various PR companies. Many of our recent undergraduates have landed jobs as writers for various magazines, newspapers and in-house communication publications.

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