Launching September 2017, our NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) journalism degree, The School of Journalism, is a unique collaboration between News Associates award-winning journalism training and Marjon University.

The School of Journalism will offer just 25 students a practical and innovative way to study journalism in Manchester (2017 onwards) and London (2018 onwards). 

At The School of Journalism you will become a journalist on day one – so don’t expect 12 contacts hours a week. It’ll be fast-paced and practical  just like the job.

You don’t learn journalism from a textbook so all our students will contribute extensively to or –  established news sites run by News Associates. There will also be the chance for work experience at our agency and our clients – putting theory in practice is core to our delivery.

Why us?

Read how our NCTJ journalism courses rank ahead of all UK universities, according to Press Gazette, the leading journalists’ trade title. Click here.

Why us?
Why us?

The national ‘gold-standard’ pass rate for the hugely-demanding gold standard NCTJ Diploma in Journalism is 22%. In the same academic year, News Associates courses achieved gold standard pass rates of 100%, 96%, 90% and 79%.

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

News Associates was 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 at The School of Journalism.

It’s not just about being good in the classroom, but being great in the newsroom.

We want you to leave not just with an impressive academic record, but the essential practical skills and industry qualifications to walk straight into a job.

News Associates graduate Sara Oldfield (Fabulous Magazine) was named 2016 NCTJ Student Journalist of the Year at the annual NCTJ Awards for Excellence.

It is the second straight year that a News Associates graduate has won the prestigious title.

We’ll push you to develop the best journalism portfolio, achieve the best exam results and secure the best jobs, and we’ll hold your hand throughout.

So if you want to study journalism in Manchester or London, our BA (Hons) Journalism degree is perfect for you.

To get a taste of what it would be like to study with The School of Journalism, you can attend a free workshop – which are held during school holidays – where you can meet the team.