6 February 2008

 

Journalism course professionally accredited

 

The University of Lincoln’s Journalism BA (Hons) degree has gained official accreditation by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). The University is one of only 11 universities in England to offer this undergraduate degree with BJTC accreditation.

 

The BJTC is a partnership of all the main employers in the UK broadcast industry and will enable the Journalism degree to build stronger links with media agencies, bringing a range of benefits for students undertaking the three-year programme.

 

Head of Journalism Professor John Tulloch and Programme Leader Deborah Wilson have worked to align the course with the strict criteria laid out by the BJTC.

 

The rigorous assessment procedure culminated in a two-day visit in November when a panel of broadcast specialists inspected Lincoln’s facilities and interviewed both lecturers and students.

 

Professor Tulloch commented: “The accreditation is highly valued and will open doors for our students when they move into the field professionally. It will also bring more work experience places and will really put the Lincoln course on the national map as a leader.”

 

The BJTC praised the “exceptional facilities” on offer at Lincoln and described the University as being a “fast developing centre for journalism training in the East of England”.

 

 

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