The National Council for the Training of Journalists has awarded accredited status to four new journalism courses including the first two-year journalism degree to gain accreditation the first fashion journalist course.
Staffordshire University has gained accreditation for its two-year BA journalism degree while Sunderland University’s BA in fashion journalism has also been given approval.
The Diploma in Journalism courses at Coventry University College and the Diploma in Magazine Journalism at Lambeth College also join the list of NCTJ-accredited courses.
The training body has also re-accredited 17 existing courses which it said “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.”
The new courses accredited for the first time are:
- Coventry University College – Diploma in Journalism
- Lambeth College – Diploma in Magazine Journalism
- Staffordshire University – BA Journalism (two-year fast-track)
- University of Sunderland – BA Fashion Journalism
Courses which have had their accreditation renewed are:
- Bournemouth University – BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
- Cardonald College – HND Journalism Studies
- De Montfort University – BA (Hons) Journalism; PGDip/MA Journalism
- News Associates – Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (fast-track, full and part-time)
- Staffordshire University – BA Journalism; MA Journalism
- The Sheffield College, Norton College – Fast-track Press Photography and Photojournalism
- The Robert Gordon University – MSc Journalism
- University of Brighton – BA Sports Journalism
- University of Sunderland – BA (Hons) Journalism; BA (Hons) News Journalism; BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism; BA (Hons) Sports Journalism; MA/PGDip Journalism; MA/PGDip Magazine Journalism; MA Sports Journalism