Journalism at De Montfort University
In a constantly evolving industry, we prepare you for the ever-changing multi-media landscape by continually developing our Journalism courses. For Undergraduate study we offer an NCTJ accredited Journalism BA (Hons) course, Journalism Joint honours courses, and Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons). Our postgraduate provision includes our NCTJ accredited Journalism MA course and our Investigative Journalism MA which is endorsed by Channel 4.
Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), this multi-media course prepares you for employment in professional journalism by giving you practical experience in both online and print journalism from the very beginning of the course. Our NCTJ accreditation reassures you that our teaching quality is recognised by industry to give you excellent graduate prospects. This is further confirmed by the fact that Communication and Media subjects at DMU ranked in the UK top 15 for graduate prospects in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons) is a specialist course new for 2017 (subject to validation), which allows you to learn the core skills required in the world of digital journalism. You will learn how to make video features for television, online and social media, as well as stories for radio, and you will develop skills in all areas of visual media production; from filming and editing, to pitching, storytelling and presenting.
This programme has been designed for students who are keen to learn to use professional recording equipment and use software to edit digitally, whilst our established Journalism BA (Hons) is more suited to those who want to pursue careers in magazines, press and online journalism. Broadcast Journalism has a practical focus and will help you gain the skills to work as a broadcast journalist in the digital age. You will also learn about journalism from a sociological perspective and understand its history.
This course allows you to learn about the fascinating world of journalism in combination with another specialist subject of your choice. Journalism at DMU has a strong practical focus and is taught by a range of respected and award-winning professionals and academic experts, including five former newspaper editors.
Possible pathways to combine your Journalism (Joint Honours) BA (Hons) course with include: Creative Writing, English, English Language, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Media, and Politics. By broadening the scope of your studies you could open up wider career opportunities.
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This specialist postgraduate course offers an exciting combination of theoretical and practical study and training. Taught by highly experienced, qualified journalists, the course emphasises National Council for the Training of Journalists’ syllabus and exams, in a programme designed especially for those who want to build on their undergraduate studies, or professionals looking to add a respected qualification to their CV.
This unique postgraduate course, which is endorsed by and developed with Channel 4, equips graduates with the technical skills, resourcefulness and newsgathering expertise necessary to produce quality, hard-hitting investigative documentaries and reports. The MA covers areas including techniques of in-depth research, financial information, working undercover, using freedom of information, the law, compliance and safety, alongside filming and editing. It is ideally suited to established professionals who wish to develop their skillset or change careers, as well as students progressing from undergraduate study.