Journalism

Develop the skills to dig out exclusive stories, compete in a challenging environment and work in a busy newsroom. We are currently seeking accreditation for our BA Journalism course from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Key facts about Journalism at Sussex

  • you'll develop skills in reporting, story writing, filming and editing. We are one of the only universities in the UK to combine theory with practical journalism training
  • you are taught by experienced journalists who have worked for world-renowned media organisations, such as the BBC World Service
  • you work in specialist facilities, including, television and radio studios and digital media labs equipped with the latest software
  • we have links with local and national media organisations including local newspaper The Argus, broadcaster Channel 4, and online arts magazine Culture24. This means there may be opportunities for work experience and placements, so you can gain real-world experience
  • 95% of students from the Department of Media and Film go on to work or further study within six months of graduating* 
  • our graduates have gone on to become journalists, columnists, media and communication officers, television broadcasting producers and video assistants*
  • you have the chance to build up your portfolio of work by volunteering on our students' newspaper, radio station or television channel. Find out more about our clubs and societies.

*Destination of Leavers in Higher Education 2016

Rhys's student perspective

'What really appealed to me about the Journalism degree at Sussex was the breadth of the material covered on the course, which means you don’t narrow down your options early on.

'You get the chance to try the various aspects of journalistic practice and then specialise afterwards. This means even when you do focus on a particular area – whether that’s print journalism, documentary filmmaking or something else – you have a well- rounded knowledge of the subject as a whole.'

Rhys Baker
Journalism BA