Journalism and PR

What is Journalism and PR?

With a degree in Journalism you can work for a newspaper, magazine, online publisher, an agency providing stories for a range of publications, or go freelance and work for yourself.

Our graduates have gone on to be newspaper reporters, magazine writers and web editors, as well as specialists covering fashion, crime, entertainment, politics and sport. Journalism also gives you an excellent background to work in radio and TV.

PR graduates also work in the media, as well as having the option to work for an agency with a large number of clients, or work for one organisation in an in-house role.



Why Sunderland for Journalism and PR?

  • Courses accredited by the National Council For the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), both leading industry bodies
  • Excellent media contacts and work placements opportunities
  • World-class equipment and facilities

At the University of Sunderland you will find some of the most advanced, industry-spec media facilities in the UK, to give you hands-on practical experience throughout your course.

As well as fully-equipped seminar rooms and a learning resource centre, there are state-of-the-art TV and radio studios and digital post-production facilities, computer suites, fully-equipped journalism suites with live news feeds and a surround sound cinema.

Good media contacts are essential in this industry, and the University of Sunderland maintains close links with many media and cultural organisations, both locally and nationally.

Our contacts include regional employers, print and broadcast media, professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the Radio Academy, The Royal Television Society, the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the Association for Journalism Education and the Society of Editors.


Journalism graduate stories

Josh Halliday graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism.

Josh was offered a job at The Guardian before he had even graduated, thanks to a blog project he developed in his final year at Sunderland.


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