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I've been really struggling to find journalism courses from good unis, which I like the look of, which are accredited. So far I only have 2 :/. Found out City Of London's course wasn't accredited earlier today, which is irritating as I really like the look of that one.So can anybody tell me how important accreditation actually is? I know for some degrees it means a lot, but, for JournalismI've read that your portfolio matters more.And does anyone know if these courses are accredited?-Journalism at Newcastle -Journalism at Kingston -Journalism at LeicesterThanks
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I've been really struggling to find journalism courses from good unis, which I like the look of, which are accredited. So far I only have 2 :/. Found out City Of London's course wasn't accredited earlier today, which is irritating as I really like the look of that one.So can anybody tell me how important accreditation actually is? I know for some degrees it means a lot, but, for JournalismI've read that your portfolio matters more.And does anyone know if these courses are accredited?-Journalism at Newcastle -Journalism at Kingston -Journalism at LeicesterThanks
Hey Emsygirl28 I'd be inclined to say that any degree is what you make of it, whether it's a accredited or not. I guess if it's a degree pathway with a specific vocation attached to it which requires continuous professional exams (for example, Accounting) then there would be a big bonus in doing an accredited course as you already have a head start, but I don't believe Journalism would come under that umbrella.

I'd advise you to pick a course you love, one that excites you and you know you'll enjoy studying for 3 years! While you're at uni, build up your portfolio and industry experience, and network at every chance that you get! After you graduate if you want to continue to develop your skills by gaining further qualifications to gain accreditation, you certainly can do and I'm sure your uni's career service will guide you in the right direction

Best of luck!

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Hey Emsygirl28 I'd be inclined to say that any degree is what you make of it, whether it's a accredited or not. I guess if it's a degree pathway with a specific vocation attached to it which requires continuous professional exams (for example, Accounting) then there would be a big bonus in doing an accredited course as you already have a head start, but I don't believe Journalism would come under that umbrella.

I'd advise you to pick a course you love, one that excites you and you know you'll enjoy studying for 3 years! While you're at uni, build up your portfolio and industry experience, and network at every chance that you get! After you graduate if you want to continue to develop your skills by gaining further qualifications to gain accreditation, you certainly can do and I'm sure your uni's career service will guide you in the right direction

Best of luck!

- Caitlin
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
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