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Journalism and Media

School of Journalism and Media

  • NSS Results 2013

    100% of sports journalism students said staff were good at explaining things while 94% felt that staff were enthusiastic about what they teach

    Journalism
  • NSS Results 2013

    94% of film production students said they were satisfied with the teaching on their course

    Journalism
  • NSS Results 2013

    93% of journalism students said they were satisfied with the learning resources available to them

    Journalism

Welcome

We are a dynamic School at the forefront of our subjects, in the heart of the University’s vibrant Preston Campus. Supported by excellent facilities, UCLan’s strengths in journalism and media are clearly evidenced in the wide range of specialist courses we offer. The School has an excellent record for graduate employability. Practical teaching, combined with extensive placement opportunities ensures every graduate is well placed to succeed in a competitive job market.

Indeed, as our alumni would suggest, the School of Journalism and Media has a significant number of graduates working in prominent positions within their chosen industry.

NCTJ Accredited

PTC Accredited

Creative Skillset

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).