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Journalism

Let's report more than the facts. Let's report the story.

In 2022, Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire will celebrate its 60th Anniversary. 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.

Our courses are by their nature practical and hands-on where you will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in all aspects of journalism so you can benefit from the broadest range of skills, enhancing your future employment opportunities.

With great facilities and dedicated equipment for your use you will explore and experience magazine content, photo journalism, outdoor reporting, newsroom presenting, filming and editing plus digital and social media – all whilst understanding media law and ethics of journalism.

You’ll have numerous opportunities to gain work experience through our network of industry links which include radio, broadcast and print new media, media departments at sports clubs and media agencies where skills are very much sought after.

Why choose us?

  • We’re the only North West university undergraduate journalism course to be accredited by the NCTJ and have double industry accreditation (NCTJ and BJTC).

  • In the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS), Sports Journalism received 100% overall student satisfaction. The course also scored 100% for the standard of Teaching and Academic Support.

  • The only Sports Journalism course in the north of England – and only one of six nationwide - accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, recognised by the BBC and Sky as the industry’s kite mark of teaching excellence. The course was recently awarded the maximum thee-year accreditation by the BJTC as recognition of the strength and quality of the course.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

Our alumni work within TV, radio, online/digital, magazines and communications - but also in professions where their transferable skills are in demand.

We hold a partnership with the UK’s largest multimedia publisher, Reach PLC (formerly known as Trinity Mirror). Along with our network of regular journalism industry guests and work placement opportunities, this collaboration means you’ll benefit from a structured, rotating day-release programme, working alongside journalists at Lancs Live.

Final year undergraduate and postgraduate journalism students have the opportunity to get involved in our annual cJAM employability event.

The UK News Industry is a billion pound industry supported by thousands of jobs, meaning graduates in this field are always in demand.

Join us for an Open Day this Autumn

Our Open Days are designed to give you a taste of what it's like to study with us and explore the very facilities you will be making use of during your studies.

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