Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Journalism

This programme offers you the opportunity to acquire a fast-track but thorough grounding in practical journalistic skills, a strong working knowledge of the media industry and the principal contemporary theories of media and culture, along with an ability to develop professional writing skills across journalistic genres. Beyond the core skills delivered in the fast-track module, subsequent modules combine professional skills with a more conceptual understanding of how to interpret and communicate ideas in professional media work. The programme equips you with skills relevant to a wide range of professional contexts, and accordingly covers diverse aspects such as web journalism and other online media production, public relations, professional communications, and other skills relevant to the creative industries. You are strongly encouraged to develop your own areas of interest as well as to identify emerging areas of demand in the industry. The Postgraduate Diploma is ideal if you are interested in studying journalism at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA. Highlights - Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. - The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students. - Enables you to attain a high standard of journalistic practice. - Graduates in other fields can achieve professional standards of practice and understanding of the journalism industry. - The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year's free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: A good degree in any related subject; other qualifications will be considered. Applications are encouraged from those with prior journalistic experience.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100% coursework, with additional in-class writing exercises and portfolio requirement. Unassessed written work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,075 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Media and Cultural Studies
Telephone number: 
02070738232