New Journalism degree to be launched at open day

‘Think like a journalist’ – That’s the opportunity being offered to potential students of an exciting new Journalism degree at Leicester.

The innovative new Journalism degree emphasising core skills across all platforms is being launched by the University of Leicester at its open day on Saturday 9 June.

The new BA Journalism at Leicester will focus on practical skills, the context of journalism and developing the employability of its students over their three years of study.

The degree will be run by lecturers from the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the university, originally established as the Centre for Mass Communication Research as the first of its kind in the UK, and already offers popular undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Media and Sociology.

Former newspaper editor Tor Clark (pictured), now Associate Professor in Journalism at Leicester, who will lead the new degree programme, said: “It is designed to embrace all the various forms of journalism now operating, to give students a taste of all platforms, but also to emphasise students’ development of core and key journalism skills.

“Having worked in Journalism for the last 30 years and taught it for the last 14, I have designed a programme which uses all my knowledge of the industry and the academy to create a degree which is enjoyable to study, helps students enjoy their own academic, professional and personal development and then equips them for either employment or further study on graduation.”

Alongside all their studies, students will also continue to develop their own employability through a series of compulsory and optional modules, alongside work placements.