London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Channel your talent for writing, your instinct for seeking out the truth and your ability to engage an audience with a compelling story through this exceptional journalism degree. You'll learn how to survive in a rapidly changing industry, cover breaking news in our newsroom and develop a range of journalistic writing for different media channels and genres. You'll be taught by lecturers who, in their own roles as journalists, have covered the late 20th and 21st centuries' most significant news stories, interviewed prime ministers, and written about music and celebrity culture. Our location gives you access to excellent work placement opportunities ' students have gained experience at leading news organisations including the BBC, the Press Association, the Sunday Times, and ITN. Added value: You'll enjoy talks from the likes of Richard Peppiatt, formerly at the Daily Star and fresh from the Leveson Inquiry.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: journalism (history and ideas); practical journalism; reporting skills; writing skills. Year 2 topics include: advanced reporting; media law and ethics; public administration; newsroom production; advanced multi'media skills; work placement; data journalism; introduction to shorthand; further shorthand; styling and journalism. Year 3 topics include: creating packages; broadcast journalism; journalism project; fashion journalism; sports journalism; campaigning journalism; science journalism; arts journalism.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific