All applicants are required to take the NCTJ entrance exam. Normally • an honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject • a good standard of written and spoken English. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. You may also be considered if you do not hold a degree but can provide evidence of relevant professional experience. We encourage applications from UK and international candidates who • have a diversity of backgrounds • are considering a career in journalism • show the required aptitude and potential We base our selection criteria on your relevant experience and potential for development. And successful completion of the NCTJ entrance exam.Previous experience of journalism is preferable, but not necessary.
Months of entry
The course prepares you to work in the UK journalism industry, across a range of media platforms – newspapers, magazines, online, television and radio. You learn the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to produce high-quality, accurate and engaging news reports and features to a high standard. You are also prepared for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma examinations.
• Learn how to work effectively in a multi-media newsroom, using a wide range of techniques to publish news and features.
• Understand how to develop a story, identify relevant sources and questions and recognise the ethical considerations of a story.
• Master the skill of writing copy that is accurate and engaging.
• Study towards NCTJ qualifications in reporting, public affairs, media law, shorthand and other optional subjects.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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