Course Overview - Journalism BA (Hons)
**Why study this course?**
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. 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. You can find out more about what our journalism students get up to by checking out their Tumblr page.
In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Educatio...
**Why study this course?**<br/><br/>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. 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. You can find out more about what our journalism students get up to by checking out their Tumblr page. <br/><br/>In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.<br/><br/>**More about this course**<br/><br/>This Journalism degree offers a lively and professional introduction to the practices and ideas of journalism. Youll 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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>You can follow us on Twitter for news and events from alumni, students and staff.<br/><br/>**What our students say**<br/><br/>“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.”<br/>Rosie Quigley, graduate<br/><br/>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.<br/>Hannah Aldwinckle, graduate<br/><br/>When I go to jobs, theyre always surprised that I got all this experience from just being at university.<br/>Third year student