Course Enquiries - UK
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The course aims to produce confident and flexible graduates who are digitally literate with an innovative and self-reflexive approach to their journalism practice. In an industry environment, which is under constant transformation, the course equips you with the autonomy to identify and adapt to the changing technical and conceptual demands of journalism in the digital age. It is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) ensuring students are ready to join the industry straight from graduation.
At every stage of your degree, you will be mentored and supported by industry professionals and academic staff who are themselves active journalists or have extensive experience in journalism and media production. You will have the opportunity to study Journalism at a university in another country. Our students have spent a semester studying at Universities in the USA, Canada, Spain, Australia and elsewhere.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2021.
Take a look at examples of the brilliant stories our Journalism students have produced on our LSBU Stories page.
As part of Black History Month 2020, BA Journalism students took part in a video project with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation. Read more.
You can also hear about our students' experiences of studying on the course and heading back to their home countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the videos below.
No.1 in London for academic support and no.3 for overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019).
All modules are assessed by one or more of the following: project work accompanied by a critical commentary, timed assignments, production of magazines/broadcast bulletins/websites, work attachments (recorded and evaluated), internships and work placements, production of portfolios of work, presentations to seminars, presentations of projects for peer review, examination, essays, and a dissertation.
You'll learn the traditional tools of journalism, including researching, writing, proof-reading, sub editing and designing/layout pages for both print and online publications.
Web skills are central to the course – you'll carry out a range of multimedia tasks (including photo, audio and video reporting), assemble audio/visual material in multi-layered storytelling formats, curate material online in the most creative ways, and develop a basic understanding of web development and coding.
Methods of assessment for course overall: 89% coursework.
From the beginning of the degree you’ll be treated as a professional journalist. Your work will be uploaded to the student news platform (lsbu-multimedia-journalists.co.uk), designed as a starting platform for your work. Articles will cover a range of topics from around London. You'll source stories, provide your own images and design layouts.
In your third year, your work will be featured on journalism.london, an impressive collection of student pieces and a platform to publish videos, news and features. You'll build from your experiences in the first and second year to create and contribute to a legitimate Journalism website.
During the course of your studies you'll gain professional exposure via work experience with leading media organisations, whether it be in sport, current affairs, fashion or wherever else you desire. Journalism is a notoriously difficult profession to break into, so gaining plenty of practical and professional experience is essential to securing a full-time paid position. Journalism.London will give you a working portfolio, real industry experience and provide you with a platform to show your skills. Recent graduates from this course have become Editorial Assistants, Junior Reporters and Freelance Journalists.
Our graduate employment record includes the following companies:
AEG Live, ArtsAdmin, Battersea Arts Centre, British Youth Opera, Donmar Warehouse, English National Opera, Geneva Dance Company, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra Vienna, Kali Theatre company, Live Art Development Agency, Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Musicians Benevolent Fund, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Ninja Tune, Riffi Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston, Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sadler's Wells and Universal Music.
If you graduate from this course, you'll be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level, including in PR, photojournalism, broadcast, magazine and marketing.
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Our academics have worked professionally in the journalistic and television industries; our guest lecturers are at the forefront of contemporary journalism.
Contact with the teachers is great, they are all journalists and have some amazing experiences and contacts.
Souleyman Messalti, BA (Hons) Journalism
Work placements are integral to the course and you are required to complete at least 140 hours over your three years of study. We arrange placements for you as of some of your modules and we help you find a place in the Media of your choice, gaining relevant work. In addition to this, we mediate job opportunities from within the industry. By the time you graduate, you’ll have carried out both a work placement and internship. Workplaces include the BBC, ITV, London Live, Reuters, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out, The Independent and many others.
The radio studio and newsroom in LSBU Media Studios have been designed to recreate the working environment of national news organisations up and down the country.
Working on MACs using the full Adobe Creative Suite, you'll be exposed to a constant stream of news from 3, 42” screens running 24h hour news feeds from a variety of agencies, allowing you to monitor and respond to stories in a live environment.
The course offers learning through lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops run by academics and professional journalists, as well as access to the facilities and cultural institutions of Southbank.
We foster the skills essential to both traditional journalism and new media (developing production competences in WordPress, Indesign, Adobe Premier, Audacity and Photoshop).
You'll develop your proficiency in research, writing, proof-reading, and sub-editing, as well as in producing audio, video and multimedia news packages.
You'll have the opportunity to work on both collaborative and individual projects to a high professional standard.
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As an undergraduate Arts and Creative Industries student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your tutor twice a semester for 30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email or in class.
Associate Head of Division, Creative Technologies and Course Director for Media Production
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
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Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.
Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.
There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.
We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
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For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
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We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
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