Students dealt 'devastating blow' as college drops course
Fife College says it will not run the second year of HND Practical Journalism.
Students are concerned for their future after Fife College announced it intends to shut down the second year of a journalism course.
In a letter given out last week, students were told the second year of the course would no longer run and NCTJ exams would be withdrawn.
A direct third-year entry to Sunderland University has been put at risk with this decision as talks are being held to discuss if the link is still "suitable".
The letter, from curriculum manager James Bisset, informed students: "Due to a number of operational considerations, there will be no provision of HND Practical Journalism in academic year 2018-19.
"Our existing partnership agreement with University of Sunderland is being re-appraised for suitability into their year two intake."
Alasdair Clark, a first year student, said: "It is a devastating blow for all of us on the course.
"Most of us have signed up with the view of going on to second year, because of the NCTJ qualification.
"Everyone in the class is confused about what they can do next."
Fife College has been contacted for comment.