Department of Journalism and Media
The department delivers cutting-edge courses and training at the very forefront of journalism and media education. Our links with local and national television, newspapers, magazines, radio stations, media companies and voluntary organisations open up the classroom for real-world learning. Nationally we work with the BBC, Sky, ITN and Channel 5 News, and regionally with Sheffield Documentary Festival, Gem 106, Capital Radio East Midlands, Nottingham Post, Notts TV, Nottingham Media Festival, Broadway Media Centre and Nottingham Contemporary.
Our journalism, film and media courses are among the most highly-regarded in the UK, with journalism courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), BJTC Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BCTJ) and Professional Publishers Association (PPA). We are ranked 6th for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations (Guardian University Guide 2020) and our communication and media studies courses are ranked top 25 (Complete University Guide 2020). Our undergraduate journalism degree was named top performing NCTJ accredited course in the UK for five years running (2013- 2017), with our News Journalism course named Best Performing Postgraduate Degree 2018 by the NCTJ.
Teaching is a collaboration of academics, media professionals, researchers, visiting experts and industry partners - all of whom enrich our curriculum across broadcasting, journalism, media, communications, film and cultural studies. Work placements, company projects and volunteering within our extensive UK network of partner organisations provide our students with a range of multimedia skills needed in today’s media industry.
Our internationally recognised research specialisms include Gender and Sexuality; Globalisation, Migration and Diaspora; Language, Power and Institution; Media and Film Cultures; and Philosophy, Culture, and Everyday Life organised in the Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference.
Our Broadcast Journalism courses are accredited by the BJTC.
Our Journalism, Magazine Journalism and News journalism courses are accredited by the NCTJ.
Our Magazine Journalism courses are accredited by the PPA.