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Journalism Postgraduate Diploma

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Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism 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.

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.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

Journalism

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,010

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

5,460

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in any related subject; other qualifications will be considered. Applications are encouraged from those with prior journalistic experience. Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more

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