Journalism

Learn from journalists who are producing exclusive stories for the world's media, gain real-world experience of working in a newsroom and discover how to dig out hard-hitting news stories. At Sussex, we support you every step of the way, from succeeding in the classroom to gaining practical experience for your future.

We offer industry accredited courses 
  • we offer a Masters in Journalism, which is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and are working towards our undergraduate degree being accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
  • our postgraduate degrees are run in partnership with the NCTJ-accredited training school Brighton Journalist Works (BJW). BJW have great partnerships with all media companies across Brighton and beyond, including the Brighton Independent and Latest TV giving access to the newsrooms and TV studios of all Brighton’s media
  • you learn interview techniques, shorthand, media law, and public affairs, so you're prepared for a job in journalism from day one. You are also given practical training in the production of newspapers, magazines, online and broadcast journalism.

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You develop key skills to help boost your employment prospects
  • 97% of our students go on to work or further study within six months of graduating* 
  • you learn key skills including communication, team work, working to deadlines, writing concise copy, editing and reporting skills
  • our students have gone on to careers in the national and international press, digital and broadcast media, public relations, and a range of other professions.

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*Destination of Leavers in Higher Education 2015

You are taught by experienced faculty currently working in journalism 
  • you are taught by experienced faculty - our staff include journalists who have worked for world-renowned media organisations including BBC World Service and digital services (including Google)
  • many of our staff are still practicing journalists and commentators, so you are taught by people currently working in the field - this ensures you stay up to date with changes in the industry 
  • our faculty help and support you, and offer you advice about how to start your career in the industry.

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You learn in specialist facilities
  • The School of Media, Film and Music and Brighton Journalist Works offer excellent facilities, including dedicated newsrooms equipped with the latest software, television and radio studios, and digital media labs
  • you also have access to our seven editing booths and two editing workshops
  • all facilities in the School of Media, Film and Music are available for student access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Yasmine's student perspective

'I chose to study Journalism at the University of Sussex because it offered an NCTJ qualification alongside my Masters degree – something which not a lot of universities offer. Having had the opportunity to work with some of the most successful people in the industry has been amazing. The highlight of the course was probably when our class visited the Sky news centre in London last term.'

Yasmine Djadoudi
Journalism MA