BA (Hons) Journalism – University of Central Lancashire

The journalism industry is more varied than ever, but whether it’s print, radio, TV or digital – it’s still about professional, trained journalists telling stories that matter.

At UCLan, we’ve been helping people like you be part of this exciting profession for more than 60 years.  On this practical, hands-on course, we want you to keep your options open so you can benefit from the broadest range of future employment opportunities – so we won’t ask you to specialise in one area or platform. Throughout your degree, you’ll develop all the multiplatform skills employers look for.

Here’s why you should study with us:

  • Our Journalism courses are the best in England, according to the Guardian University Guide 2022, which placed Journalism at UCLan number one in the country.
  • Teaching and support to achieve your NCTJ Diploma in Journalism is imbedded within your BA Hons Journalism degree.
  • Our Journalism degree is one of the UK’s longest-established and most prestigious undergraduate journalism courses with an impressive worldwide graduate network.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Shorthand for journalists
  • Media law court reporting
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Broadcast journalism (TV and Radio)
  • Practical magazine journalism
  • Video journalism for digital platforms
  • Editing skills for journalists
  • TV journalism
  • Radio journalism

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • Newsquest
  • BBC local radio
  • Reach PLC
  • BBC Newsround
  • The Bolton News
  • ITV News
  • TV Choice
  • Liverpool Echo
  • Isle of Man Newspapers
  • SWNS (South West News Service)
  • Blackpool Gazette
I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying journalism at UCLan and learnt such a broad range of skills. Since the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism is integrated into the degree, UCLan provided me with everything I needed to gain my diploma, including having 100 words a minute shorthand. The tutors were so knowledgeable about the industry, having worked for various papers and broadcasters through their careers. This also meant that there were connections in all areas of the industry, providing students with great work experience opportunities.
Abigail Beaney, multimedia reporter, Lancashire Telegraph

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