Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Digital Journalism

The programme combines teaching from both computing and media in developing digital journalists; the programme provides students with real-world technical, design, and software skills to innovate in journalism; global awareness of the potential and possibilities for the next and future waves of digital media; and critical awareness of the implications and applications of journalism in society; students become proficient in the intersections of: journalism fundamentals, law and ethics; computing skills (coding, hardware/software, data, digital methods); multimedia skills (photography, video, audio).

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class degree in sociology or computing, or in a suitable related subject; relevant professional experience and/or a relevant professional qualification is considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in the written part of the test).

Course modules

Core modules: digital news writing, multimedia production and media law; core computing modules include digital case studies featuring industry guests, extensive training and experimentation time in the digital sandbox (lab) developing a capability and literacy in computer science and design; and digital research methods for scraping social networks, conducting investigative reports, and project management.

Assessment methods

In addition to the modules, students undertake a significant written and digital research project in consultation with a supervisor.

Sponsorship information

CAST Innovation scholarship are available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 17,010 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,010 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home 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