Journalism

Course Introduction

On our increasingly well-regarded journalism course we develop enquiring minds so that you will be the ones to report tomorrow’s stories and find the answers to today’s questions.

If you want to become a journalist and explore what journalism is and where it’s heading, this is the perfect course for you.

Guided by staff with 100 years of combined journalistic expertise between them, you’ll be given a practical grounding in print, radio, photo and online journalism.

You’ll learn how to produce authoritative, incisive and imaginative work. As you search for the inside track on the vibrant, important living story that is east London, you’ll find no better place to practice your journalistic skills.

You’ll look at the problems, pitfalls and potential for today’s journalism, studying its past and debating its future.

We’re hosting a major annual conference that examines the future of journalism. Alongside papers from senior media figures, our students’ work will feature at the conference’s heart.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a BA, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year course. You'll begin with a foundation year which prepares you for a successful transition to the BA degree.

Course Modules

Year 1:

Writing and Reporting (core)

Photo, Audio and Video (core)

Journalism Casebook (core)

Journalism in Question (core)

Year 2:

Law, Ethics and Business (core)

Rising East (Reporting) (core)

Journalism Portfolio (core)

Journalism Studies: theories and research methods (optional)

Long Form Journalism (optional)

Year 3:

Entrepreneurial Journalism (core)

Rising East (Editing) (core)

Journalism Manifesto (core)

Dissertation (optional)

Insight (optional)

Start Date

20/09/2021

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees