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Course summary

This National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accredited course reflects the digital technologies which are central to succeed in today’s magazine industry. You’ll be taught how to produce news, features and stories for online, print and social media. You will have the opportunity to produce a magazine yourself in our award-winning Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism. The course is dedicated to offering specialist training to equip students with the well-rounded skills which are needed for this industry. You’ll learn how to write news, features, blogs and content for social media and create pieces of work for analysis. Alongside this you’ll learn media law, public administration and journalism ethics and you’ll also get the opportunity to develop your shorthand skills to the NCTJ standard. You'll develop an all-round understanding of the wider publishing business, and get to grips with mobile journalism in order to compete in an increasingly digital market. There will be ongoing opportunities to develop features with local publications such as the Nottingham Post as well as three weeks of placements in any relevant organisation you choose, helping you to launch your career as a journalism professional.


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Assessment method

Assessment is by a mixture of portfolio work, projects, essays, and exams.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The National Council for the Training of Journalists

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism. Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered. Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening. All journalism applicants will be asked to submit a written piece as part of their application.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3100 Year 1
Scotland £3100 Year 1
Wales £3100 Year 1
EU £5600 Year 1
International £5600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. Please take a look at our website for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Provider information

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Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street

Clearing contact details

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Our Clearing Hotline is opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 0930-1630; Friday 0930-1600 From 17 August we have extended opening hours: Thursday 17 August 0800 - 1900 Friday 18 August 0800 - 1900 Saturday 19 August 0900 - 1700 Sunday 20 August 1000 - 1400 Monday 21 August - Friday 25 August 0900-1700

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Magazine Journalism at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS