This Journalism degree offers a lively and professional introduction to the practices and ideas of journalism. You’ll cover breaking news in our newsroom, enjoy exciting news days and develop a range of writing skills for different media outlets and learn video, audio and mobile techniques of a rapidly changing industry, taught by respected practitioners.
You’ll find a wealth of relevant work placement opportunities to give your career a headstart. Our students have had placements at media organisations including InStyle Magazine, BBC Radio 1, Your Media London, Islington Gazette, Hayes FM, Business In The Community, Bracknell News, October Films, sport.co.uk, Bliss, Press Association, Sunday Times, ITN and Cambridge Evening News, as well as the Daily Mail.
You’ll have the chance to visit newspapers, TV studios and the places where news is made. We host a range of well-known speakers, recently including Professor Steve Jones to talk about science in journalism, Gary Younge from the Guardian and Tom Symonds from the BBC to talk about breaking big stories from phone hacking to paedophilia.
Learning to use both the journalist’s techniques for gathering and telling stories and the academic’s skills in analysing and marshalling arguments will leave you with a strong portfolio to enter the marketplace. Join us and find your niche in the rapidly changing media landscape.
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You’re assessed through coursework, in-class tests, individual and group projects. The final assessment must be work of a publishable standard; it can be video, audio, written or multimedia.
We’re currently in the process of applying for accreditation by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. This should be complete by the time you finish your degree.
What our students say
“The lectures were fun and informative and have equipped me with vital skills that I am already using in the real world. Not only were we taught about journalism as a subject, we were constantly being prepared for a working environment and this has been invaluable as I have so many other friends who have graduated from other universities who were not geared up with the necessary tools or confidence to enter a real journalism working environment. The support and encouragement I was given by my lecturers was beyond anything I could have hoped for. Not only did the lecturers support me academically they were also there to help me with personal issues. Had this support not been there I very much doubt that I would have been able to complete the course and graduate with my 2:1. I had a documentary film commissioned by Vice while still studying at London Met. Had it not been for my lecturers and the newsroom production module I would not have had the confidence or skills needed to make this film. My time at London Met has been some of the best years of my life, I have learned so much not only about journalism but also about myself, the journalism course has given me so much and I will forever be grateful and thankful.”
Kartel Brown, graduate
“The lecturers who make up the journalism subject area at London Met are a collective source of encouragement, guidance and inspiration. Guest speakers from the industry and trips to places such as Sky News and the BBC will motivate you to dream big – what you learn on the course will give you the tools you need to make those dreams a reality. You will get to make your own television and radio shows, create your own magazines as well as become adept in media law. The journalism subject area has played a major role in my future and it’s because of their guidance that I have my job in journalism.”
Rosie Quigley, graduate
„During my time at London Metropolitan University, I learnt so much about myself and journalism. The amount of first-hand knowledge the tutors have is just amazing and having them as lifelong contacts is invaluable. They were also able to help me at university by providing me with contacts for work experience whilst studying, which was extremely helpful and put me in a really good position after graduation. I completely grew as a person in the three years I studied and became much more confident in myself. The practical skills we learnt at London Met were amazing compared to other universities too, as we took such a very practical approach to the work, which employers love. I owe a lot to London Met.”
Hannah Aldwinckle, graduate
„When I go to jobs, they’re always surprised that I got all this experience from just being at university.”
Third year student
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After the course
Journalism graduates have gone on to work in TV, radio, print and online media all around the globe. From the Sunday People to the Independent, the New Statesman to Correos of Venezuela, TalkSport radio to Swedish TV, our graduates are making their mark.
Many are also working in PR, media consultancy, social media, management, web design, fashion and marketing, as well as going on to study media, journalism, international conflict or film studies at postgraduate level.