Taught course


Teesside University · School of Computing, Media and the Arts

Entry requirements

Each applicant is evaluated on an individual basis and their level of achievement, experience and appropriateness for the degree properly assessed. You should normally have a good honours degree (at least a 2.2) in a subject related to the field of study.

Months of entry


Course content

You develop skills in research and writing as well as engaging with contemporary debates around the news and media industries. Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, this programme incorporates the professional qualifications required to work as a newspaper journalist in the UK. Working with an academic team that includes professional journalists who have worked for some of the biggest news organisations in the world (BBC, Independent newspaper, News Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers), it teams the National Council for the Training of Journalist pre-entry qualification with academic study examining the news and communications industries. The course is primarily taught in Teesside's purpose built newsrooms, working in live journalism environments. You are offered the opportunity to specialise in web based, print, radio and television formats.

This degree is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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