News Journalism

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
13500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This News Journalism course from Nottingham Trent University prepares you to work in an editorial team to supply material across a multi-platform newsroom.  You will seek out original stories, conduct incisive interviews and produce crisp and engaging copy. You will train to be what Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez calls the best job in the world – a journalist.

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You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in news journalism with input from leading journalists and editors from publications across the country going from news novice to a multiskilled, multi-platform, social media savvy and highly employable 21st Century journalist.

Our agreement with the Nottingham Post gives students the opportunity to learn journalism skills on the job. Our students are gain invaluable first-hand experience working in industry and it gives the Post an opportunity to spot the best talent which is great for their newsroom  but also the city as skilled graduates are retained.

Careers and employability

Graduates from News Journalism course from Nottingham Trent University have gone on to work for the BBC, ITN, Sky News, and national and regional newspapers across the country. As well as working as newspaper reporters, news editors, broadcast journalists and sub-editors, many graduates have secured media related positions in PR, marketing, promotions and advertising.

Graduates of this course have progressed to roles in organisations including:

  • Editor - The Shetland Times Ltd
  • Senior Media Relations Officer - South Yorkshire Police
  • PR Manager - Slimming World
  • Content Editor - Tank PR
  • Director - Fourteen Forty
  • Communications Manager - Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Senior Editor - The Wall Street Journal
  • PR and Marketing Manager - The Parks Trust
  • Senior News Reporter – NME
  • Marketing and Communications Manager - Roehampton Club
  • Public Relations Officer - University of Derby
  • Digital Sports Journalist - Sky Sports
  • Senior Media Officer - The Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Reporter/Sub Editor - Press Association
  • PR Consultant - Eden Public Relations
  • Senior Reporter  -  Johnson Press PLC
  • Digital Journalist - The Sun's
  • Sports Writer - Leicester Mercury
  • Senior Staff Writer - British Medical Association
  • Senior Reporter - Nottingham Post
  • Content Producer - BBC
  • Features Writer - Nottingham Post
  • Broadcast Journalist - BBC News Online
  • Communications Officer - East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Social Media Editor - Derby Telegraph
  • Production Editor - Future PLC
  • Freelance Digital/Video Sports Journalist - The Times, Guardian, Independent
  • Freelance Contributor/Features Writer - Bristol Post, BBC Radio Five Live, TalkSport Radio

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • News Journalism Skills and Digital Production 
  • Media Law
  • Public Affairs for Journalists
  • Dissertation 
  • Journalism, Ethics and Society 
  • Social Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A  2.1 honours degree 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time UK/EU: £4,000


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