7th June 2000




Would-be newshounds looking for a career in journalism can now boost their chances of success by studying for a graduate diploma in the subject at a Lincoln university.


The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, which has taught degrees in Journalism for two years, now plans to offer a Graduate Diploma in Print and On-line Journalism at its Brayford campus from September 2000.


The diploma can be studied full-time (nine months) or part-time (18 months) and is aimed at graduates with a second-class honours degree or equivalent, but mature students with relevant work experience will also be considered.


“The aim is to produce people who can walk into any newspaper or website newsroom and work confidently and competently from day one,” explained Dr Allen McLaurin, Head of Journalism and Humanities at the university.


“The graduate diploma offers the opportunity to take a vocational course after you have completed your degree, no matter which subject you have studied. You will be able to convert the skills you have learned already and apply them to the specific needs of newspapers and magazines.”


Among the topics covered in the diploma will be practical newsgathering, public administration, journalism theory, media law, history of journalism and shorthand.


Teaching takes place on-campus, where the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has two fully equipped newsrooms linked to the Internet, the Virtual Campus, the library catalogue and on-line journals and newspapers.


For an application form or further information please contact the Department of Journalism and Humanities, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS, or telephone 01522 886251 or 886258.


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For more information on this press release contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042