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Careers and your future with Journalism

Studying journalism at Brunel is your first step towards a dynamic career in the journalism and media industries. 

Our undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses are designed to sharpen creative and analytical skills and develop confidence in working in teams and in problem-solving techniques. You’ll find our alumni working in top newsrooms like Sky, the BBC and the Guardian. We’re proud that we support our students to achieve their goals and many specifically recommend Brunel graduates when they’re hiring because of the standard of students we produce. Could you be next?

The chance to study for the NCTJ Diploma in the second year of your journalism degree also will go a long way to helping you break into Journalism. The NCTJ Diploma doesn’t just prepare you for local media – BBC, Sky and The Guardian are on the board. It can be considered a springboard into a career in journalism as many media companies will only employ trainees with a Gold Standard NCTJ qualification.

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Alasdair Lane - Brunel Journalism 2015 graduate and Specialist Producer at Sky

Aside from careers in journalism, employment in other sectors such as communications, public relations, policy, production, business and the non-governmental and charity sectors is also possible as we’ll equip you with transferable skills such as communication, critical analysis and software skills in popular packages like Adobe.

Our lecturers have direct experience in the industry that can lead to you getting work experience and even jobs at times! From award-winning senior editors at newspapers to chief reporters in top newsrooms, they have the know-how and contacts to help push your career.

Helping you succeed along your career journey