Two new courses awarded NCTJ accreditation

The NCTJ’s board of directors has approved accreditation for two new journalism courses. Directors also confirmed the renewal of accreditation for 12 courses at their meeting on 8 March 2012.

The new courses accredited for the first time are:

  • University of Sussex – MA Multimedia Journalism
  • University of Central Lancashire – MA Journalism Practice

The University of Sussex works in partnership with Brighton Journalist Works and collaborates closely with the Argus. The course has impressive broadcast facilities and industry practitioners and is piloting the NCTJ’s new broadcast journalism module.

The new MA at the University of Central Lancashire has an excellent shorthand provision and provides great hands-on experience for their students in order to prepare them to work as journalists.

Twelve courses have also been re-accredited by the NCTJ:

  • Belfast Metropolitan College – Diploma Journalism Academic Year
  • Brunel University – BA (Hons) Journalism
  • Darlington College – Fast-track Diploma Journalism
  • Lambeth College – Fast-track Diploma Journalism
  • Liverpool Community College - Fast-track Diploma Journalism
  • North West Regional College – Diploma Journalism Academic Year
  • Nottingham Trent University – MA Magazine Journalism; MA Newspaper Journalism; BA Journalism
  • University of Central Lancashire – BA (Hons) Journalism
  • University of Portsmouth – BA Single Honours Journalism
  • Up to Speed Training – Fast-track Photojournalism

Nottingham Trent’s MA Newspaper Journalism course was an award winner at the Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast in December, with the NCTJ-accredited MA in Newspaper Journalism topping the higher education postgraduate results tables.

The University of Portsmouth’s single honours BA Journalism has rejoined the list of NCTJ accredited courses, as NCTJ directors agreed to renew accreditation after the course made substantial improvements and re-applied for accreditation. The university decided not to seek re-accreditation for the combined honours BA journalism courses.

These courses continue to show a commitment to providing the gold-standard qualification and delivering high-quality journalism training to students who have the talent and dedication to succeed in their journalism careers.