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Are you a budding journalist keen to acquire practical journalistic skills? Do you want to gain a sophisticated understanding of the rapidly changing fields of journalism and media? During this course, you will combine the academic analysis of media with practical teaching from experienced industry professionals.
This course offers a unique multidisciplinary approach, challenging you to develop an understanding of the political, historical, cultural and social contexts in which journalists operate. This academic emphasis is complemented by solid practical modules, in which you will learn how to write, create and curate across a range of journalistic specialisations, genres and platforms – from the more traditional to the digital.
This is your opportunity to gain an independent, university-level qualification focused on strategic and high-end skills. Not only will you gain practical knowledge of the journalism field, but also the cutting-edge insights needed to build, manage and navigate a career within today’s fast-changing media.
This course is also available for part-time evening study over four years andsix years.
- 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.
- Acquire up-to-date skills and knowledge from experienced practitioners at the heart of London’s global media industry and leading academic researchers in the field, such as Tim Markham, Joel McKim, Scott Rodgers and Justin Schlosberg.
- The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies fosters a research-intensive environment and offers an extensive portfolio of internationally respected courses that span a variety of academic disciplines and engage with the latest ideas and techniques in journalism, media and cultural theory, arts policy and management, film and television studies, creative marketing, digital culture, and East Asian cultural studies.
- The Department is also affiliated with a number of research centres and networks, including Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC), the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI), the Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology and Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC).
- Attend our dynamic programme of seminars, events and guest lecturers organised by affiliated research centres and networks.
- 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.