What you will learn
This Journalism programme from Goldsmiths, University of London, gives you the practical skills to work as a journalist at the highest level in print and online. We will learn what news means, and where it comes from. We will give you the ability to write compelling features and interviews. We’ll also be focusing on the kinds of questions you need to ask – of the individual, the state or the organs of power. And we address how the new digital world has transformed the way we go about journalism, adding new platforms and new technical skills.
The processes we use
The programme is practice-based so you’ll be creating magazines and working on our local news website while you’re here. EastLondonLines is a live news site run from the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies and covering a large area of East and South London. Working on ELL as a journalist will give you unrivalled hands-on experience of being part of an editorial team, finding and breaking news stories and features, and using digital tools like data and video.
The approach we take
You will work in a small group both during your editorial control period of Eastlondonlines and on your digital and magazine project because working in such teams is common professional practice. Underpinning the practice-based work are more theoretical modules essential to give background – these cover media law and ethics, politics and public affairs, and journalism in context.
You’ll discover how different mediums dictate how you create a story and how to adapt your style of writing to reflect the nature of the platform, from print newspapers to digital features.
Join us and discover how to express yourself concisely, grab the attention of readers and think on your feet in this swipe-left-and-right world.
There are four lecture-based theoretical modules in which we give you the background theoretical knowledge to become expert practitioners. These are:
- Journalism in Context, which places journalism in the wider political and social context
- Media Law and Ethics, which delivers a grounding in legal issues
- Politics and Power, a module that delivers a basic grounding in how government and public sector operate
- Asking the Right Questions, which teaches advanced research skills for journalists, and is delivered by expert guest speakers
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesJournalism View 139 other Masters in Journalism in United Kingdom
- You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard and have evidence of some journalism (or equivalent) experience.
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10140 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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