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Journalism courses given 90pc satisfaction ratings

A number of journalism courses at UK universities have achieved student satisfaction levels of more than 90pc.

The National Student Survey, which gives students chance to rate their courses, says 95pc of those who undertook the University of Sheffield’s journalism course were satisfied, while at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) it was 94pc.

Under the survey, which took place earlier this year, journalism courses at Bournemouth University and Liverpool John Moores University both scored 91pc.

At UCLan, staff were celebrating after their journalism course was rated second in the country.

Mike Ward, head of the School of Journalism, Media and Communication, said: “My staff are incredibly committed to our students – as evidenced by the quality of teaching and our continued graduate employment success this year, despite the economic downturn.

“So it’s great to know the students in turn rate us so highly. UCLan is the oldest journalism school in the UK and we appear to be approaching our 50th anniversary in 2012 in fine fettle, and still at the head of journalism education in the UK.”

90pc of UCLan journalism students said their staff were good at explaining things and 87pc said they made the subject interesting.

And at the University of Sheffield, which came highest for satisfaction levels under the survey, 100pc of budding journalists said staff explained things well, while 97pc said they made the subject interesting.