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Journalism Postgraduate Diploma

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Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-20

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue careers in journalism, the media, or public relations. Possible professions include broadcast/newspaper journalist, press sub-editor, or publishing copy-editor/proofreader. Graduates will be well equipped to enter a range of work environments, from newspapers and online journalism to magazines and trade publications. This degree may also be useful in becoming a public relations officer, market researcher, or writer.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,880

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in any related subject; other qualifications will be considered. Applications are encouraged from those with prior journalistic experience.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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