Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Television Journalism

This programme is a practical introduction to television news journalism which aims to teach students the professional conventions of UK news and current affairs television journalism and relevant production skills; it encourages a critical understanding of television journalistic practice; and an informed knowledge of the overall political and industrial contexts in which journalists are now working; it locates this understanding and creative development within a wider enquiry into the relationship between media practice and culture; modules cover: television journalism practice; practice theory; and key media law and ethical issues in relation to UK and US media law; all teaching is workshop-based; where practicable and possible students may undertake a placement of 3 weeks in a news or current affairs production company.

Entry requirements

1st degree of at least 2nd Class standard in a relevant discipline; graduates in an unrelated field may be considered subject to qualifying examination; applicants need some practical experience; non-native English speakers need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or TOEFL 600 and 5.0 TWE (250 in computer-based score with 5.0 in Essay Writing Skills).

Sponsorship information

Once students have been accepted onto the MA in Television Journalism, they can apply for a fee bursary. In previous years these have come from the UK Film Council; Granada Television (a black and Asian diversity award); AHRC; and the Olive Till Memorial Bursary. The bursaries are allocated on the basis of financial need.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,270 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7078 5300