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Leicester Centre for Journalism

The Leicester Centre for Journalism at De Montfort University is a vibrant and energetic place to learn about the exciting world of newspapers, magazines, websites and community reporting.

A wide range of courses are taught by qualified and experienced professionals and provide a rigorous grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to successfully launch students on a path to a journalistic career.

The staff

All practical journalism staff are former newspaper and magazine editors and have excellent industry contacts with some of the biggest companies in UK journalism.


Linda Clark Senior Lecturer
Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu Associate Professor
Brian Dodds Senior Lecturer
Jenifer Chao Associate Professor Research/Reader
Giuliana Tiripelli VC2020 Senior Lecturer
Pervez Khan Senior Lecturer
Lee Marlow  
Jeremy Clay  

The courses

There’s a wide range of courses for undergraduates, Investigative Journalism MA for postgraduates and non-students. All the courses cover the traditional core journalistic skills and apply them to the modern multimedia digital world.

The work experience

There are great work experience opportunities – students have recently been to ITN, GMTV and The Times as well as a whole host of regional newspapers and magazines. There are also great opportunities for students to be involved in DMU’s student newspaper, TV and radio through Demon Media.

Find out more on our placements page.