League tables show top universities for journalism jobs

By Jon Vale
Nottingham Trent University has been named in a government report as having the highest employment level for those graduating with degrees in journalism.

Seventy-five per cent of the college’s journalism students went on to secure employment, according to the annual Unistats report.

The national average for journalism graduates finding work is 55 per cent.

Nottingham Trent’s BA journalism course also topped the NCTJ results table for undergraduate degree courses in 2009-2010, with the greatest percentage of gold-standard A-C passes and 100wpm shorthand.

Robin Staniforth, the director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at Nottingham Trent, said: “We do all we can to make sure our students have the skills and understanding needed to get into journalism.

“This, coupled with our NCTJ accreditation, we feel gives them the best possible chance to succeed in a very challenging profession.”

Staffordshire University was second in the table with 73 per cent, with Edinburgh Napier University, University of Leeds and University of Central Lancashire making up the top five.

Pete Leydon, journalism course leader at Staffordshire University said: “The industry, in all its forms, is crying out for talented NCTJ-trained journalists who possess the passion, determination and hard work to succeed. And this is what we instil in our undergraduate and postgraduate students from Day One.”

The government’s unistats figures are currently the only subject-specific measure for students to compare different courses. The figures can be seen in full at


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