London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Journalists today are required to be a little bit of a writer, a photographer, a video maker and a sound person, as well as being able to cut, edit and assemble media in a multimedia environment such as the Web. This degree is designed with a whole field of younger journalists in mind who will be expected to carry all of those skills with them into an assignment in the field. By exploring the history, ethics, contexts and conventions of journalistic writing across a range of genre, you'll be encouraged to take a self'reflexive approach to your work and explore the importance of journalism both for society and as an object of study.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to journalism; journalism and society; podcasting and video blogging; photography for journalists; journalism practice; editorial production. Year 2: media research; media and politics; investigative journalism; current issues in journalism studies; documentary video; audio production. Year 3: media law and ethics; dissertation (double module); portfolio (double module); site project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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76% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 82%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 66%

55% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 10
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 40
Unknown 10

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 6%

Total Coursework: 54%

Total Practical: 40%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation