Our journalism Clearing courses are designed to open a range of career opportunities in broadcast, print, and online media. If you’re looking to pursue a challenging yet exciting career, and have an interest in TV, radio, or online journalism, then we have a Clearing course in journalism for you.  

We offer specialist pathways in broadcast journalism, multimedia journalism, and journalism with public relations, so you can choose to focus on the area that interests you most. When you study journalism at Salford, you will also have access to one of the country’s leading digital and creative hubs: MediaCity. Home to more than 100 creative organisations, you’ll study with the BBC and ITV as your neighbours.

Discover more about the different pathways you can choose and browse our journalism degree Clearing places to find your ideal course today. 

Studying Journalism at Salford

Two students setting up equipment in a green screen studio at MediaCity.

Our journalism Clearing courses are designed and taught by experts with years of experience in the field. They’ll teach you the subject-specific skills you need to enter the world of work and give you the opportunity to network with contacts from across the industry.  

You’ll undertake placements at news organisations, participate in regular news days, and be encouraged to gain experience as part of our student-led broadcast, Quays News, which is supported by guest editors from the BBC and ITV. 

Our MediaCity facilities are industry-standard – so much so that they are used by our industry partners themselves. On our journalism Clearing courses, you will have access to several TV studios and state-of-the-art recording studios, where you’ll learn from expert demonstrators who will teach you how to use these facilities.  

Our facilities include: 

  • TV News Studio – a state-of-the-art news set, with three HD cameras and teleprompters. This studio can also be linked to others in the building, enabling live feeds. 

  • TV Studios – our TV studios have been used by the BBC for a variety of broadcasts, such as the Olympics and Christmas music concerts. They’re also equipped with the same audio-visual systems used by ITV and Sky. 

  • Newsroom – you’ll use this space as a hub to simulate a full working day in a newsroom, covering breaking stories. Software includes Avid iNews, Avid Newscutter, Adobe Audition and Premier – all of which are used in industry. 

  • Radio Studios – three cutting-edge radio studios, which have been used for live contributions to shows on talkSPORT and Capital. 

  • Equipment Stores – cameras, tripods, and mics are all essential to media production, which is why we offer a fully stocked equipment store for you to use during your projects. 

Explore our journalism degree Clearing courses

Our pathway choices allow you to specialise in the area of journalism that interests you the most and ensures the best preparation for your future career ambitions.

View our journalism Clearing courses

BA (Hons) Journalism (Broadcast)

Are you looking to launch your career as a broadcast journalist and build your professional portfolio? If so, our BA (Hons) Journalism (Broadcast) course is for you. 

Broadcast journalism plays a vital role in society. It keeps us informed on what’s going on in the world around us in a way that is accessible to everyone, using key platforms to share the latest news. As part of this broadcast journalism course, you’ll learn how to investigate, record, edit, and produce news for online, radio, and television, with the option to specialise in your preferred subject area as your studies progress. 

This course covers both traditional and new media to prepare you for the reality of working as a professional broadcast journalist. What’s more, our journalism broadcasting course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), meaning you’ll gain a first-class understanding of the field from leading experts. 

BA (Hons) Journalism (Multimedia)

In many ways, stories are what the world is made of. And in today’s digital age, there are more ways of sharing stories than ever before. As part of our BA (Hons) Journalism (Multimedia) course, you’ll learn how to find, research and write stories. You’ll also develop skills in key digital platforms – from mobile to social media and video. 

This BTJC-accredited multimedia journalism course is taught by leading experts in the field, providing you with the practical experience you need to be a professional journalist – whether your interests lie in live blogging and reporting, or podcasting and feature writing. You’ll also learn in a state-of-the-art newsroom equipped with the latest new media technologies, as well as specialist radio and television studio spaces. 

BA (Hons) Journalism with Public Relations

Journalism and public relations are now in a digital age – which is why our BA (Hons) Journalism with Public Relations course has been designed to fuse together both new and traditional practices. You’ll learn how to research, write, and edit features for online and print platforms, and develop the skills you need to work in the world of PR. 

What’s more, you’ll be based in our state-of-the-art campus at MediaCity, with access to cutting-edge facilities and within close proximity to global organisations such as the BBC and ITV, as well as smaller independent creative industries and PR agencies. After you graduate from this journalism course, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running as a professional, armed with an arsenal of multimedia and digital skills – making a real impact from the off. 

Pien’s journalism story

Pien Meulensteen stood by a sports stadium

Many of our students go on to have exciting and successful careers, including Pien Meulensteen, who won the One to Watch - On Air award at the 2022 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards.  

“I am really honoured and proud to win the One to Watch - On Air award. I have been very lucky to be surrounded by brilliant and supportive colleagues who have helped kickstart my career in sports broadcasting. I am so grateful to the BBC, Sky Sports and DAZN who have given me the opportunity to work on some incredible sporting events this year - including the Women's Euros and Men’s World Cup.”   

Pien Meulensteen BA (Hons) Journalism (Broadcast) graduate and freelance sports journalist.

Contact us

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If you have a question about studying any of our courses, or you’d like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on +44 (0)161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.