What will I learn?

Course summary

This course offers a hands-on curriculum that allows you to develop your core journalistic skills. You will learn to master a broad variety of media formats from writing and reporting to social media and video. Besides writing, the course emphasises contemporary digital skills which will place you in high demand in an ever-changing world of content creation and distribution. Being partly taught at Regent Street Campus in the heart of London you will get the opportunity to report stories of this dynamic city in walking distance of one of the BBC or Buzzfeed. You will be given full training in using our up-to-date media resources, ensuring that you graduate from the course as a multi-skilled journalist being competent in digital media and written journalism and in video.

The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) which means beside written journalism we also offer you industry backed journalism training for online video and broadcast providing voice training, camera skills and editing. Our graduates go on to work with a variety of leading media organisations including The Guardian, The Evening Standard, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, or Conde Nast, and many other media houses in Britain and around the world.

Many of our students have won journalism awards, and we have twice been awarded a BJTC award for excellence in teaching as our teaching staff are all experienced journalism professionals who have worked for The Guardian, The Independent or Conde Nast and other media outlets.

There's a strong emphasis on learning through 'hands-on' practice, in small class groups, using our professional standard facilities. Most of your assessed course-work will be 'real' journalism assignments, a preparation for the exciting world of contemporary journalism.

As well as regular classes taught by experienced journalists on our staff, we also invite media professionals as guest speakers or to critique student work. We support you in applying for work placements, encourage you go to journalism events and network with professionals, and to pursue other journalism experiences.

CAREER PATH

Though designed to prepare you for a career in journalism, this course could also lead to a career in public relations, communications, or any other professional pathway which requires effective communication skills, and the use of convergent media.

Our graduates work in journalism and content production as editors, reporters, producers and successful freelancers. They have gone to work as editors with BBC News, written cover stories of The Guardian, have become producers at CNN and overlook the content output of a fashion brand or an NGO. Both pathways are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

We assist students to get work placements during the course, provide career advice, arrange network events, and keep close contact to potential employers.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

Which department am I in?

University of Westminster

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,000.00 (US$ 21,480) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020, 18 January 2021

Venue

Regent Campus

309 Regent Street,

Westminister,

LONDON,

CITY OF WESTMINSTER,

W1B 2HW, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,000.00 (US$ 21,480) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020, 18 January 2021

Venue

Harrow Campus

Watford Road,

Northwick Park,

HARROW,

HA1 3TP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Four-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8+ from an accredited institution. Students applying for postgraduate courses requiring a UK Second Class Upper degree will need a GPA of 3.0 and those applying for a course requiring a UK First Class degree will need a GPA of 3.5. Students are not required to take GRE or GMAT exams. Postgraduate degrees – 6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component (some schools require a minimum of 6.0 in each).

For international students

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Applicants are required to include a link to one sample of their own published work in their personal statement. This could be a sample of writing (in English), video or audio output(e.g. a blog post, a published news article, YouTube video or similar). If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element.

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About this uni

Ranked 1st for international student diversity and among the top 15 most international universities in the world.

  • A thriving and modern university community in London
  • More than one million businesses within 20 miles
  • Works with over 7,000 employers for study & placements
  • Awards scholarships to students from over 50 countries