Honours course for journos comes to MK

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For the first time ever in Milton Keynes, students will be able to study for a BA Honours Journalism degree.

Until now, students have had to travel to campuses in Luton and Northampton, but University of Bedfordshire has decided to open a campus in Milton Keynes.

Currently, Milton Keynes College runs a foundation degree journalism course over the space of two years, but this restricts students from a full degree.

Jon Boyle, 31, is a lecturer on the MK College course and thinks that the new third year will be excellent for students.

He said: “It allows students from MK to study journalism locally instead of having long distances to travel.

“We’ve never had a BA Honours course here before so it is great for the city.

“Hopefully some of our students will go on to do the third year and become successful journalists.”

The course will be based at University Campus Milton Keynes in Central Milton Keynes.

Students can start this September and if you already have a foundation degree then you can sign up and get your full BA Honours.

Student Charlie Ray, 20, has been studying for his foundation degree and sent an email to University of Bedfordshire in the hope of securing a third year.

He said: “A third year in MK was always the long term intention for us as part of a successful journalism course.

“Tutor Jon Boyle and I worked hard to lobby the right people and in the end a BA Hons was right for everyone.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the city’s educational image, its students and most importantly the ever growing and successful journalism course.”

You can apply to join the course via UCAS or you can find out more at http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/undergraduate/current-year/journalism4