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Journalism

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.

Creativity Matters.

Where would we be without creativity? We’re here to stand for creative arts and design, for media and journalism, for music and performance and more.

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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.
  • Journalism students have access to a fully equipped TV studio and gallery, a remote TV studio, live outside broadcast equipment, four radio studios, news production and editing software to replicate how they work in industry. 
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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. 

The UK News Media Industry is a £4.8 billion industry and supports 87,500 jobs. (Source: News Media UK)

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Explore the facilities

Students have access to a range of internal services here, such as the Creative Innovation Zone, which gives students the unique opportunity to work on live briefs set by a range of companies in the North West and beyond - this allows students to exhibit their creative problem-solving skills, as well as allowing students to put theory into practice.

Students also have access to our Propeller service, allowing students to start up their own business through 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.

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