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MA Magazine Journalism course gains accreditation from the Professional Publishers Association

The course is now one of six postgraduate courses in the country that holds accreditation from the industry body.

A group of MA Magazine Students at this year's PPA Festival
MA Magazine Journalism students at this year's PPA Festival in London

Nottingham Trent University’s MA/PGDip in Magazine Journalism has received accreditation this month from industry body the Professional Publishers Association (PPA). The organisation has thus far accredited eight undergraduate and six postgraduate courses from across the UK for a period of two years.

The PPA represents and supports over 250 companies ranging from publishers to business-to-business data and information providers. It has more than 240 publisher members that create consumer, customer and business magazines and journals as well as websites and apps. The organisation also influences policy on copyright, data protection and press freedom in the UK. The PPA has been representing professional publishers for over 100 years and is therefore a key resource for both established and up and coming magazine journalists.

This achievement reflects the course’s substantial student support services, strong industry links and skills based learning. David Bostock, the PPA’s lead on accreditation, praised in particular the “passion and drive to constantly review and update the course”, placing it “ahead of other courses” in what it offers. Employers will recognise the accreditation as an indicator of the quality of the course.

Students on the course will also have the opportunity to enter into the student category of the PPA’s annual New Talent Awards.

Carole Fleming, director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism said: “We are delighted that the MA Magazine Journalism programme has achieved full accreditation. It is an overwhelming affirmation of the hard work by the team that has gone into making the course such a success.”

Published on 14 May 2018
  • Category: Culture; School of Arts and Humanities