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Journalism and Content Creation

TV News Set and Radio Studios

Our News Set features a three-camera studio floor and gallery

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Work under industry professionals with active business links

Excellent facilities

Dedicated newsroom and student led hyper-local news site

Journalists are taking the lead in the digital information age. We'll treat you as a working journalist from the moment you join us.

Choose any of our undergraduate or postgraduate journalism and content creation courses and you'll learn the essential skills to work in any media.

You'll learn from experience on our TV news set and in our newsroom. We have iMacs with all the latest software for audio-visual production, as well as a fully-equipped radio studio giving you the chance to get involved in OMGRadio, the University's own station. You'll find out what it's like to be a real journalist by working on our StaffsLive website; run by students, it's visited by tens of thousands of people looking for accurate reports of local events. 

Your skills will be recognised by the leading employers in the field when you graduate and start looking for a job. Our students have also won regional and national awards for their work, including Midlands Media Awards. 

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Facilities

Work experience and careers

Whatever you choose to study at Staffordshire University you will have the opportunity of a work-placement, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career. 

This work experience may be closely linked to your course, or it could develop your employability skills in a broader field. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience. 

Study with us and you'll spend at least three weeks in a work placement – most likely in a newspaper, broadcast newsroom or press office. 

Work Experience Opportunities:

Students on our journalism degrees have worked with:  

  • Sky 

  • BBC 

  • BBC Radio Stoke 

  • The Telegraph 

  • Eurosport 

  • ESPN 

  • ITV 

  • Input Media 

  • Manchester United Football Club 

  • The Press Association 

  • The Sentinel 

Our students

Michael Sibert
Broadcast Journalism graduate

Having had offers from several Broadcast Journalism courses, choosing Staffordshire was the best choice I could have made. The practical nature of the course meant I was able to contribute immediately in a newsroom environment and make the most of work experience opportunities. I still frequently draw upon the skills and advice I was given at Staffs. The academic and social experience was second to none!

Harriet Rhodes
Broadcast Journalism graduate

The broadcast journalism course at the University prepares you well, it gives you the hands on experience of industry. One highlight was the lecturers handing over the newsroom to the students for the day and saying: 'create a radio show or TV broadcast showing real news for one hour'. We couldn't go off air for a second - that was a great learning experience.

Laurence Mozafari
Journalism graduate

The lecturers and staff are outstanding, with such a diverse range of skills and experience; I think taking advantage of their knowledge with one-to-one sessions is crucial for job applications and planning your career path. The course and working on StaffsLive were crucial in landing my internship.

Our staff

Mitch Pryce
Mitch PryceCourse Leader

Mitch Pryce is a seasoned broadcast journalist having worked on four FIFA World Cups for ITV Sport, three Rugby World Cups, UEFA Champions League and the Olympics. He was formerly Sports Editor with Central ITV and has produced many TV sports series.

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Our graduates

Emma Jones , 2014

After freelancing for Channel 5 and radio station Key 103, media graduate Emma is now Signal 1’s breakfast show presenter and a Leeds United TV presenter.

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James Nuttall Music Journalism and Broadcasting BA (Hons), 2014

During his degree James secured interviews with big name bands and artists which saw his work widely published, and paved the way for his content writer career.

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Adam Yates Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting BA (Hons), 2013

Port Vale F.C. defender Adam Yates is an advocate for professional players gaining qualifications to broaden their prospects after retiring.

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Chris Coles Sports Journalism, 2012

Chris Coles is a sports broadcast journalist for BBC Radio Derby, where he presents all their sports programmes.

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Ben Lowe , 2011

Ben’s experiences with StaffsLive during his degree led to roles with MTV News and BBC Radio 1 after graduation. He travels the world making ‘rockumentories’.

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Roxanne Nicholls , 2011

Roxanne runs her own jewellery business based in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Harriet Rhodes , 2009

Having previously worked as a freelance journalist and digital marketing manager, Harriet now runs her own successful agency helping SMEs across the Midlands.

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Seb Hutchinson Sports Journalism, 2009

Seb Hutchinson is a freelance sports commentator who has worked on the biggest tournaments and events in world.

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