Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire is all about learning by doing. From creating exciting content for social media to broadcasting live from our industry-standard news rooms, you won’t just learn all the skills needed to become a multimedia journalist – you’ll be putting them into practice too. It’s a hands-on experience, and an experience our students tell us they enjoy.
Our journalism courses are in the top 10 for course satisfaction and teaching satisfaction, according to the Guardian University Guide 2020. On top of this, it’s one of only a handful of courses to be accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. These are nationally-recognised industry kite marks which give our graduates a real competitive edge.
You’ll learn practical skills, such as news and feature writing, shooting videos and recording audio. You’ll put these into practice on multimedia news days and news weeks.
You’ll be following a curriculum which will see you taking NCTJ diploma exams alongside the university’s own assessments. You’ll study for exams in the NCTJ Essential Media Law and Regulation, Videojournalism, Court Reporting, Public Affairs, Newspaper and Magazine Regulation and Essential Journalism – while shorthand will be a part of your second year.
In your final year you can choose between an academic dissertation or advanced practical project. Students have covered relevant and challenging topics such as an academic discussion into the use of social media in news gathering, and a piece of investigative journalism into failings in NHS maternity care.