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Graduate Diploma in Journalism

Prepare for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in financial and international 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.
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Key facts

Course length: 3 Terms
Start dates: January, September
Fees: From £16,115
Academic requirements:

Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
Award:

Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (FHEQ Level 6) from City, University of London.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by City, University of London.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Academic 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.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 21 June 2019 3 Terms £16,115
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £16,115
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
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6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 18

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student sits behind a news desk with a background of London behind her

The MA in Journalism Media and Globalisation at City is a unique two year Masters course, part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme - bringing together five leading European institutions in journalism and media education.

As a student you’ll spend your first year at the University of Aarhus in Denmark and your second at City or another institution where you’ll begin to specialise in a journalism or media related area. The course also offers the opportunity for you to travel as an exchange students to various universities in the US, Chile and Australia.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Academic 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.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
-
24 September 2018 21 June 2019 3 Terms £16,115
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £16,115

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 18

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student sits behind a news desk with a background of London behind her

The MA in Journalism Media and Globalisation at City is a unique two year Masters course, part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme - bringing together five leading European institutions in journalism and media education.

As a student you’ll spend your first year at the University of Aarhus in Denmark and your second at City or another institution where you’ll begin to specialise in a journalism or media related area. The course also offers the opportunity for you to travel as an exchange students to various universities in the US, Chile and Australia.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.
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