The Guardian has confirmed it is in conversations with a number of universities “about the possibility of becoming involved with their journalism courses”.
The development was first reported by XCity magazine, City University London’s student newspaper, in its latest edition.
XCity understands that the annual course fee could be around £9,000.
In a statement today a Guardian spokesperson added:
No decisions have been made about the precise nature of the course, or even which partner in education would work best with us. It is therefore not possible to say when a course might start or to give any detail on how it might be run.