Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
Our undergraduate programme has fast established a reputation for producing graduates who obtain work with newspapers, mainstream magazines, television news programmes and web sites. CfJ graduates are working for employers including Mail Online, Sky News, i, The Kent Messenger Group, Associated Newspapers, Vodafone, AOL, BBC Radio, Bedfordshire on Sunday, Kent on Sunday, Huffington Post UK, the Society of Editors and the Community Channel. The course is fully accredited by both the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.
Entry to this highly sought-after course is intensely competitive. We're looking for students capable of achieving at least ABB at A-level who can demonstrate their aptitude and desire for a career in journalism at interview. All applicants are also required to sit a two-hour admissions test.
The successful applicants will find themselves working extremely hard on this combination of vocational discipline and academic excellence. We'll put all the tools you'll need at your disposal - HD video cameras, audio recorders, radio and tv studios and full newsroom facilities - and teach you how to use them. You'll learn all the core reporting skills (including shorthand), as well as journalism production skills that will enable you to produce quality output in any medium. You'll be shooting, editing and publishing work from the very first week.
You will also have the opportunity to compete for two prestigious scholarships: the Bob Friend scholarship funded by Sky News, and the undergraduate Daily Mail scholarship. Other funding opportunties are also available. All details are here.
For more course details, visit the Centre for Journalism's pages on the Unversity of Kent's main web site.