At the School of Journalism we know it’s hard to juggle employment with your studies. Which is why we’re the only multimedia journalism degree offering up to £1,000 paid journalism placement or up to £1,000 towards a journalism project in your summer holidays*.

Journalism project

Do you have a burning desire to go abroad and investigate a topic? Want to travel to an unreported corner of the world? Or do you have a great idea for a multimedia project you’d like to see come to life?

Whether it’s filming a boxing documentary in Bermuda or covering Cannes and Venice film festivals, our trainees have completed a wide range of exciting and innovative projects across the globe.

If you’re a budding sports reporter, you can cover sporting events in any corner of the world. Our trainees have attended the Copa America football tournament in Brazil, the AIG Women’s Open golf tournament in Scotland, and much more.

We’re offering you the opportunity to pitch to us how you would spend up to £1,000 and if we like the idea, the money’s yours and we’ll provide support and guidance along the way.

Harry Benbow spent his bursary covering Cannes and Venice film festivals.
Jacob Bentley-York spent his bursary on a trip to Brazil to cover the Copa America.

Paid placement

Throughout June, July or August in the summers following your first and second years of study, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience for one month at a journalism placement of your choosing – and you can pitch up to £1,000 to cover the cost.

Whether you want to jet-set across Europe for a placement at a fashion magazine or experience a national newspaper newsroom by travelling to London, we’ll ensure your placement is hands-on and prepares you for the real world of working in journalism!

Our trainees have been on work placements everywhere from The Times in London to the Manchester Evening News, the Olive Press in Spain and Time Out magazine in Dubai. They’ve tackled local news at the Warrington Guardian and broadcast projects at CNN, and have seen their work published across some of the biggest names in print and broadcast journalism.

We are firm believers that to learn how to be a good journalist, you need lots of practical opportunities to work on real journalism. A summer placement will help you to further develop your employability skills, build relationships with industry contacts and further expand your portfolio.

*These are optional opportunities, which can be taken up each summer following your first and second years of study, subject to passing that year.