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    I decided to become a Journalist and I'm taking the following A-Levels:

    Psychology .
    Philosophy .
    History.

    My question is would it be better to take Journalism as an undergraduate degree and then move straight to a Journalism job or should I take a degree course in a subject such as History or Philosophy then move on to a postgraduate in Journalism?

    Second question is should I do a postgraduate in Journalism after History or Philosophy undergraduate or just do History or Philosophy undergraduate and hopefully get a job?
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    I decided to become a Journalist and I'm taking the following A-Levels:

    Psychology .
    Philosophy .
    History.

    My question is would it be better to take Journalism as an undergraduate degree and then move straight to a Journalism job or should I take a degree course in a subject such as History or Philosophy then move on to a postgraduate in Journalism?

    Second question is should I do a postgraduate in Journalism after History or Philosophy undergraduate or just do History or Philosophy undergraduate and hopefully get a job?

    I'm nt a journalist *yet* but I am currently doing an MA in Journalism. (BJTC Accredited)

    I dont think it really matters - doing a Journalism undergrad means you wont have/need to do a Masters etc.

    If you go down the undergrad route though, make sure it is NCTJ or BJTC accredited, as a lot of places (not all) ask for a accredited journalism qualification - even some press office jobs!

    NCTJ:
    http://www.nctj.com/

    BJTC:
    http://www.bjtc.org.uk/

    You can also look at the BBC schemes too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee...prenticeships]


    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    I decided to become a Journalist and I'm taking the following A-Levels:

    Psychology .
    Philosophy .
    History.

    My question is would it be better to take Journalism as an undergraduate degree and then move straight to a Journalism job or should I take a degree course in a subject such as History or Philosophy then move on to a postgraduate in Journalism?

    Second question is should I do a postgraduate in Journalism after History or Philosophy undergraduate or just do History or Philosophy undergraduate and hopefully get a job?
    What sort of university would you be aiming at if you went for a subject like history or philosophy?

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    What sort of university would you be aiming at if you went for a subject like history or philosophy?

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    Cambridge.
    Yes Cambridge
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    (Original post by Jack22031994)
    I'm nt a journalist *yet* but I am currently doing an MA in Journalism. (BJTC Accredited)

    I dont think it really matters - doing a Journalism undergrad means you wont have/need to do a Masters etc.

    If you go down the undergrad route though, make sure it is NCTJ or BJTC accredited, as a lot of places (not all) ask for a accredited journalism qualification - even some press office jobs!

    NCTJ:
    http://www.nctj.com/

    BJTC:
    http://www.bjtc.org.uk/

    You can also look at the BBC schemes too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee...prenticeships]


    Hope that helps
    If I go to City University in London they have a Journalism course in BA (Hons).

    Where do I find NCTJ & BJTC degree courses in Journalism?
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    If I go to City University in London they have a Journalism course in BA (Hons).

    Where do I find NCTJ & BJTC degree courses in Journalism?
    They are listed on their websites which I linked.

    Plus, I believe City is accredited anyway and its one of the best in the country for Journalism. They have a fair few famous alumni
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    (Original post by Jack22031994)
    They are listed on their websites which I linked.

    Plus, I believe City is accredited anyway and its one of the best in the country for Journalism. They have a fair few famous alumni
    Awesome
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    Awesome
    Yeah

    http://www.city.ac.uk/arts-social-sc...i-broadcasting
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    So would City University London be a good place to study Journalism. And also would it look good on my CV for job applications?
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    So would City University London be a good place to study Journalism. And also would it look good on my CV for job applications?
    Yes and Cardiff would as well
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    Cambridge.
    Yes Cambridge
    If you are at that level then do another subject first, then journalism.

    I concur with the above about City and Cardiff.

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