Journalism - School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Journalism at UCLan is held in high esteem within the industry, with some courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) . We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the changes in the sector and working across the different mediums so you can hone skills in broadcast, video, film or print.

The journalism course gives you a chance to explore both broadcast and print routes and pushes you to try new things outside of your comfort zone. No matter what experience you already have in journalism, I would highly recommend this course - I had none and now I run a blog and work for a major social media company.

Emmi Bowles, UNILAD

Continual Professional Development

Here at the Lancashire Law School, we offer a comprehensive programme of Continuing Professional Development workshops and short courses, as well as bespoke or in-house training. We use our expertise to provide businesses with up-to-date knowledge, research and learning.

Our CPD workshops cover accredited training in Civil and Commercial Mediation, and Domestic & International Arbitration. We also offer a fully fleshed-out Professional Skills Course for trainee solicitors.

The trainers had excellent communication skills, were enthusiastic and inspirational

Michael Redfern, QC
For the last 55 years, we’ve helped people like you meet the expectations of the industry
Shortlisted for the NCTJ excellence awards and magazine academy awards
£250,000 invested in our Greenbank facilities in 2017
UCLAN is one of only 3 Universities UK wide to be selected to work with ITV on their Employability programme

Highlights of our Journalism Courses


Industry links

We benefit from extensive links with industry. Many of our alumni are working professionally at the highest levels inclduing careers at the BBC, ITN, ITV, Granada TV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, Johnston Press, Trinity Mirror, Schools Week, Mail Online, China Daily, Manchester United, ESPN, along with many magazine titles.


We have three professional bodies accrediting BA (Hons) Journalism; Broadcast Journalism Training Council, National Council for the Training of Journalists and Professional Publishers Association.

Work Experience

Previous Sports Journalism students have gained work experience in the media departments of clubs such as Preston North End FC, Manchester United FC and Chelsea FC during their studies, as well as opportunities to work alongside professional sports journalists.


Employers realise the quality of UCLan degrees and the fact that our students are ready for a career in journalism right from day one.


You will have an opportunity to study abroad during your course. One of our students is currently studying in Spain and in the past we have also had students studying in the United States.

Access to facilities

You will have access to a full range of industry standard multimedia equipment including magazine design software, professional video cameras, Avid editing systems, mobile journalism kits- including i-phones - as well as radio and TV studios and outside broadcast equipment.


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Graduates of Journalism courses have gone on to work for the BBC, Granada TV, Sky Sports, the Press Association, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Everton FC, Manchester United FC, UK Athletics, the 2012 Olympics and many more print, online, broadcast and sports organisations.


BSc (Hons) Sports Journalism Graduate

Caroline Oatway

Combining her love for the industry and her passion for sports, in particular football, Caroline chose to study Sports Journalism at UCLan to become the first official journalist for Manchester City's women's team.

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Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Caroline Hawtin

Whether it was interviewing celebrities like Victoria Wood, hermits or bovine hairdressers, Caroline’s career in BBC Local Radio more than prepared her for the eclectic and demanding task of leading would-be journalists through their three-year degree course.


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