Journalism – Stage 1 (60 credits):
- Journalism: Principles and Practice 1
Learn the art of journalism from interviewing to reporting on breaking stories, via mobile platforms and social media integrated newsroom workshops with a team of fellow trainee and professional journalists live from our Media Hub.
- Essential Media Law and Regulation
Prepare yourself for the profession of journalism with our widely praised media law and regulation lecturers and seminars with ex-Mirror and Grazia journalist Carole Watson.
Get to grips with the world of government, local accountability and the ways in which politics affects our entire society, from who empties the bins to the halls of Parliament.
Journalism – Stage 2 (60 credits):
- Journalism: Principles and Practice 2
Build on your skills with advanced training in photography, mobile journalism, design and production, and the investigative craft of going deeper into your specialist areas whatever they might be, from crime to health to fashion to travel.
Preparation for the notorious NCTJ Reporting exam, this module hones your everyday craft of finding sources and getting the angle under time pressure while paying attention to SEO, analytics and social media, run as live news days in our Media Hub.
- Media Ethics and Research
Enjoy immersing yourself within the complex world of media ethics and focus your analytical and investigative skills on a mini-dissertation project tailored to your own interests, working with key media lecturers such as John Price, and journalism professionals such as Rob Lawson (ex-Sunderland Echo), to fully explore the interrelation of media and society.
Journalism – Stage 3 (60 credits):
You will complete a supervised dissertation on a topic of your choice, or you will complete a practical project which can be either a series of articles, a magazine, a newspaper or a website. As the culmination of the course, it will build on all the skills and knowledge that you have gained in the previous stages.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.