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Graduate Diploma in Journalism

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Full time | INTO City, University of London | 9 months | 04-JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Pre-Master's Diploma

Subject areas

Preparatory Courses Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Prepare for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in financial, international, interactive and investigative journalism at City, University of London.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at City, University of London is highly competitive and students hoping to study at postgraduate level must maintain high standards throughout their Graduate Diploma programme. Whilst grades in the Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your postgraduate degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the criteria for entry to your chosen postgraduate degree programme at the University. Please see the progression requirements for your intended degree below.

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. You will be assessed by a combination of:

  • an independent research project - a written version and a presentation
  • exams
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

  • Broadcast Journalism-MA
  • Financial Journalism-MA
  • Interactive Journalism-MA
  • International Journalism-MA
  • Investigative Journalism-MA
  • Journalism Media and Globalisation-MA
  • Magazine Journalism-MA
  • Newspaper Journalism-MA
  • Television Journalism-MA


English Language and Study Skills (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades. The equivalent to at least a Second Class Honours UK degree and a commitment to journalism through work experience. Applicants with no degree but substantial experience in journalism will be considered.