Journalism - BA (Hons)

Channel your talent for writing, your instinct for seeking out the truth and your ability to engage an audience with a compelling story through this exceptional journalism degree in London. You’ll learn how to survive in a rapidly changing industry, cover breaking news in our state-of-the-art newsroom and develop a range of journalistic writing for different media channels and genres.

Course details

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 multimedia journalism and learn video, audio and mobile techniques of a rapidly changing industry, taught by respected practitioners.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

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,, 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.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

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.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)
  • Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)
  • Reporting and Photography Skills (core, 30 credits)
  • Writing Skills (core, 30 credits)
  • Advanced Reporting (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism Work Placement (core, 15 credits)
  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)
  • Newsroom Production (core, 30 credits)
  • Documentary Photography (option, 15 credits)
  • Styling and Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Broadcast Journalism (core, 30 credits)
  • Creating Packages (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Fashion Writing and Reporting (option, 15 credits)