As of September 2022, we'll be celebrating 60 years of Journalism at UCLan. Journalism's strong heritage started in 1962 and has continued to offer high-quality, innovative journalism courses that confront vital issues facing the profession.
The ever-growing links with the industry, largely through our successful, distinguished alumni, ensures current and dynamic courses are delivered to you.
We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the changes in the sector and working across the different mediums so you can hone skills in broadcast, video, film, print or digital.
Discover cJAM Journalism, our networking event for students
Being sent out on news days to gather stories and interviews with cameras and recording equipment is incredibly beneficial to the development of my skills and prepares me for the workplace.
Why choose us?
- Our Journalism courses are the best in the North West, according to the Guardian University Guide 2023. The NCTJ recently crowned UCLan the top-performing Higher Education Course.
- BA (Hons) Journalism is accredited by both the BJTC and the NCTJ. While our Sports Journalism course is the only one in the North to be accredited by the BJTC, which is recognised as a benchmark of excellence by the BBC and Sky.
- Our Journalism courses are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for overall positivity and academic support (National Student Survey, 2023) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
What can you do with a degree in journalism?
Our alumni work within TV, radio, digital, magazines and communications. As well as in professions where their transferable skills are in demand.
We hold a partnership with the UK’s largest multimedia publisher, Reach PLC. This collaboration means you’ll enjoy a day-release programme, working alongside journalists at Lancs Live. Along with our network of regular journalism industry guests and work placement opportunities.
Explore our facilities
As a student, you'll have access to a range of facilities and services. Such as the Creative Innovation Zone, which gives you the unique opportunity to work on live briefs set by companies. This will allow you to showcase your problem-solving skills, as well as allow you to put theory into practice.
You'll also have access to our Propeller service, where you can find help to start your own business. You'll receive one-to-one mentoring, masterclasses and possible access to funding. With creative students three times more likely to start up a business after graduating - this is an excellent way of getting ahead of the game.
Meet the team
Andrew is a former newspaper and magazine journalist who teaches on practical and theoretical journalism modules. He researches the history of journalism, particularly local/regional identities in 19th-century provincial newspapers and 20th-century county magazines. Andrew is kee…
Since Caroline began working with the University of Central Lancashire in 2008, her aim has been to share her experience and knowledge, helping student journalists across our foundation level, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to gain and develop the skills and mindset ne…