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Journalism

Birkbeck, University of London

24 months
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5340 GBP/year
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This Journalism programme at Birkbeck, University of London offers you the opportunity to acquire a fast-track but thorough grounding in practical journalistic skills, a strong working knowledge of the media industry and the principal contemporary theories of media and culture, along with an ability to develop professional writing skills across journalistic genres.

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Overview

Beyond the core skills delivered in the fast-track module, subsequent modules combine professional skills with a more conceptual understanding of how to interpret and communicate ideas in professional media work.

The Journalism programme at Birkbeck, University of London equips you with skills relevant to a wide range of professional contexts, and accordingly covers diverse aspects such as web journalism and other online media production, public relations, professional communications, and other skills relevant to the creative industries. You are strongly encouraged to develop your own areas of interest as well as to identify emerging areas of demand in the industry.

The Postgraduate Diploma is ideal if you are interested in studying journalism at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA.

Highlights

  • Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
  • The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students.
  • Enables you to attain a high standard of journalistic practice.
  • Graduates in other fields can achieve professional standards of practice and understanding of the journalism industry.
  • The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in journalism, the media, or public relations. Possible professions include broadcast/newspaper journalist, press sub-editor, or publishing copy-editor/proofreader. Graduates will be well equipped to enter a range of work environments, from newspapers and online journalism to magazines and trade publications. This degree may also be useful in becoming a public relations officer, market researcher, or writer.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Sub-Editing, Layout and Design
  • Fast-track Practical Journalistic Skills
  • Journalistic Skills in PR and Professional Communications
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Media
  • Web-based Journalism and Online Media Production

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in any related subject; other qualifications will be considered. Applications are encouraged from those with prior journalistic experience.

  • Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Tuition Fee

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    5340 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5340 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2940 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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