The Guardian is set to offer a new masters degree in Journalism with Digital Media to students who wish to enroll September 2013.
The joint venture with Cardiff University will offer a year long programme focusing on digital and encompassing reporting, writing, publishing and technical skills.
According to the Guardian, the course will be taught by a ‘mix of guest lecturers and a permanent director of studies’. Whilst the planning is in too early a stage to confirm the lecturers, it is likely to be a mixture of current Guardian staff and external professionals/professors. The director of studies is yet to be appointed by Cardiff University.
The fees for the course are, again, yet to be finalised but the course will be competitive with other London programmes; £9,000 is a likely price for EU students.
Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media, said: ‘By partnering with a well-established and respected university department we can offer a masters degree that will produce a generation of students who are completely up to date with the skills needed to succeed in journalism today.
‘Our new masters degree in Journalism with Digital Media will be applicable to a wide range of careers, from news to website content management and social media.’
The course is the first of its kind and may provide the Guardian with an intake of new staff at the end of the year. With paid for yearlong in-house training, the Guardian is positioning itself as a trendsetter; other publications are yet to follow suit.