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Introduction to Journalism Practice


Wednesday 06 October - Wednesday 15 December 2021, 6pm-9pm

11 sessions - Check class timetable
Availability limited

Wednesday 27 April - Wednesday 06 July 2022, 6pm-9pm

11 sessions - Check class timetable
Availability limited



To ensure your safety, we will be providing a blend of high quality in-person and online teaching and learning opportunities in 2021-22. This means that some information about the way you study with us may be subject to change. Please view our Courses Disclaimer.

Our Introduction to Journalism Practice short course introduces the role of freelance journalists in the print media. You will acquire basic journalistic skills through writing exercises, presentations and discussions, in addition to examining cultural and ethical issues. Interview skills, working from transcripts and writing for specialist markets will also be addressed during this highly practical course. You will be encouraged to develop professional writing habits.

Assessment is via a 350-400-word short news story (25%), 1000-1200-word feature story (25%), 800-word review (25%) and a 400-word news writing simulation test in a computer lab (25%).

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.