Our Media Innovation Studio is involved in cutting edge research and attracts significant external research funding. This research informs the curriculum and our courses are designed to equip students with the creativity, knowledge and skills that industry needs.
Two of our graduates were in the winning Granada Reports team that won the 2012 Royal Television Society award for innovation in multi-platform coverage of a news story.
We’ve been teaching journalism for 50 years – but we’re still leading the way with innovative, industry-accredited courses.
Welcome to the UCLan School of Journalism and Digital Communication. We are an exciting and dynamic School in the heart of the University’s modern Preston Campus.
Supported by excellent facilities, UCLan’s strengths in journalism, media practice and media technology are clearly evidenced in the wide range of specialist and exciting courses we offer.
The School has an excellent record for graduate employability. Practical teaching, combined with extensive placement opportunities ensures our graduates are well placed to succeed in a competitive job market.
Indeed, as our alumni would suggest, the School of Journalism and Digital Communication has a significant number of graduates working in prominent positions within their chosen industry.
We offer industry-accredited undergraduate and post-graduate journalism programmes. Our students are expected to work across multimedia platforms and the accreditations set a benchmark for high quality professional training. This ensures that when our students graduate, they will be fully-equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to forge successful careers in journalism and the creative industries.
Our BA Honours Journalism programme has the three gold standard industry accreditations of excellence from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Periodicals Training Council (PTC). This makes UCLan exceptional among other higher education journalism providers.
Our MA Broadcast Journalism and BA (Hons) Sports Journalism programmes are recognised as providing “general excellence in broadcast journalism training” by its accrediting body – the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
The MA Magazine Journalism programme has two standard industry accreditations of excellence from the Periodicals Training Council (PTC) and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).