This course is one of our comprehensive suite of specialist journalism courses that lead to both an honours degree and an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. This combination of qualifications will significantly boost your employability as a journalist. The course had a 100% pass rate for Fashion Journalism students taking NCTJ Reporting in 2015 – 72% achieved the gold standard.
You can increase your practical experience by taking on reporting, editing and/or managerial roles on Fashion North; our student-run website covering fashion across the North East.
In the final year, you will produce your own fashion magazine or website, plus you can carry out a work placement on a fashion publication.
All students studying on-campus undergraduate Fashion Journalism courses can take up a CV-enhancing work placement, a University-led industry initiative, or a professional and business development boot camp. *By the term placement, we mean we are offering you a taste of the industry which might last anything from two days to four weeks on a part-time basis.
Right from the start, you'll notice Sunderland's supportive atmosphere. We make sure that it's easy to receive advice from tutors and there are daily drop-in sessions staffed by a rota of professional journalists.
The course is also accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), the trade body for magazine companies.
All our teaching staff have worked as senior journalists. Teaching is enhanced by our department’s cutting-edge research, of which Media has been ranked as 'world-leading' by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Sunderland has been ranked Best in the North East for Course Satisfaction in fashion and second in journalism, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015.
Fashion Journalism students talk about their website Fashion North - an exciting project in which students report on fashion news, videos, tutorials, events and much more:
Student George talks about the experience of studying at the University of Sunderland and the facilities available to students from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media: