Taught course

Journalism: News/Broadcast/Sport

University of Salford · College of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or graduate diploma. This course is highly intensive and you will need to attend four full days per week. It is designed to make students employable, particularly in the UK news industry. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Journalism: News/Broadcast/Sport at Salford:

  • Study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus adjacent to the BBC and ITV
  • Learn from lecturers with strong journalism backgrounds and undertake industry placements
  • Receive a diploma from the National Council for Training of Journalists.

Course Summary

This course has been designed to help you find challenging and rewarding work in journalism.

During your time with us, you will learn the skills that you will need to become an incisive and thoughtful journalist.

As well as a general professional grounding in journalism, you will also be able to specialise in your second semester in print and online journalism, broadcast journalism or sports journalism, depending on which pathway you choose.

Upon graduation, you will receive a degree and NCTJ Diploma, both of which are essential if you want to find work in the UK news industry.

Information for international students

IELTS of 7.0 with a written element of 8.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any band).

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £7,885

Full-time International £10,280

Full-time PgDip £5,256

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £7,000

Full-time International £12,500

Full-time PgDip £4,668

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646