School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
The BA (Hons) Journalism degree at the University of Portsmouth is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), one of three bodies accrediting journalism training in the United Kingdom and one historically associated with the newspaper industry.
Single honours Journalism students are automatically entered for the examinations leading to the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. Study for the NCTJ’s qualifications in news writing, law, public affairs, and shorthand forms part of the single honours degree.
The university’s status as an NCTJ examination centres means combined honours students can take a number of NCTJ examinations but applicants who wish to take all the core NCTJ examinations are advised to apply for the single honours course.
Diploma qualifications allows students to take the National Certificate Examination, the NCTJ's qualification for professional journalists, which is typically taken while employed on a newspaper.
As well as NCTJ accreditation, further accreditation from the magazine industry is being sought in 2013 for single honours and combined honours courses.
To learn more about the NCTJ and its work in training for journalists, please visit their website.