Master On Campus

News Journalism

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
8800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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.


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

More details
  • You can apply for this course throughout the year. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A  2.1 honours UK honours degree and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered.
  • A written test.
  • Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis if they can demonstrate relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

News Journalism
Nottingham Trent University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!