**Get a solid grounding in journalism practices before specialising if you wish to. Get published from day one in the mediaHUB, our bustling multimedia newsroom, home to BBC Newcastle in Sunderland. Graduate with an NCTJ Diploma and a portfolio of published work to impress prospective employers.** This course gives you an understanding of the different types of Journalism, allowing you to explore and uncover your area of interest. You’ll have access to industry experts, placements, field trips and publishing opportunities that build your skills as a Journalist. Graduate with both an honours degree and the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, the nationally recognised industry entry qualification, significantly boosting your employability as a journalist. Increase your practical experience by taking on reporting, editing and/or managerial roles on one our websites covering sport, news, entertainment and fashion. Get involved in award winning Spark, all based in our innovative mediaHUB, BBC Newcastle’s home in Sunderland and host to visiting Journalists from organisations such as Trinity Mirror (Newcastle Chronicle, Journal) and Johnston Press (Sunderland Echo).. If you have previously studied an HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or started a degree elsewhere in a relevant subject you may gain direct entry to join this course at Stage 2 or 3.