For more than a decade News Associates has been at the forefront of journalism training in the United Kingdom. Become part of our success story.

We were officially recognised as the UK’s best NCTJ journalism course in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

And we now aim to bring the same level of success with The School of Journalism Manchester. The course is a result of a unique collaboration between News Associates and the University of St Mark and St John.

This degree is specifically designed for undergraduates who want to go down a journalism career path.

Our fast-track courses in multimedia journalism both closed with aggregate ‘gold standard’ pass rates in the NCTJ Diploma of 84%. Compare this to the national gold standard diploma pass rate of 22%. In addition, both are officially confirmed as the best in the country for the second year in a row.

And it’s this award-winning approach to journalism training that will be at the heart of The School of Journalism Manchester.

We’ll push you to build your journalism portfolio, achieve the best exam results, gain valuable work experience and ultimately, secure the best journalism jobs in the UK, as well as further afield.

We will hold your hand throughout: whether you need help to write the perfect CV or prepare for a job interview, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Study journalism in Manchester with The School of Journalism Manchester and you will be striving for success.

To see the job destinations and award successes of some of our News Associates graduates – successful reporters we hope our BA (Hons) in Journalism students will soon be following – click here.

So if you want to become part of our success story and achieve your goal of becoming a journalist, apply to join The School of Journalism Manchester today.


Our Success

STARTED HERE: NCTJ Student Journalist of the Year Sara Oldfield (now Fabulous Magazine), Student Scoop of the Year winner Lucy Pasha Robinson (now The Independent), Student Sports Journalist of the Year winner Richard Amofa (Daily Telegraph) and Trainee Sports Journalist of the Year Ross Lawson (Sportsbeat)

Our Success

TOP TEAM: Andrew Greaves, head of journalism and public affairs; Holly Manj, deputy head of journalism; James Toney, managing editor; Rachel Bull, head of journalism training and Graham Dudman, chair of News Associates editorial advisory board.