The London School of Journalism

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Postgraduate Course in Journalism - Online


The London School of Journalism provides online postgraduate courses in journalism for students, who are unable to attend a course in London, or who prefer to study in their own time with the minimum disruption to their working or domestic life. This course provides excellent pre-entry knowledge and experience. By taking a postgraduate journalism course with us you will receive the best possible training. The LSJ has been training journalists since 1920. We have all the experience and knowledge you will need.

Postgraduate Diploma courses offer one of the best routes into modern journalism. Journalism is changing rapidly, and we make certain that our students fully understand what is required for today - and for tomorrow - so that each individual can maximise the chance of achieving their personal goal.

These courses are well-known throughout the UK, and the rest of the world, for producing journalists of the highest calibre. On average around half our students come to us because of specific recommendations from newspapers, broadcasters and individuals active within the profession. You can see what Tony Maddox, Managing Director CNN International, and others, have to say about our students.

Not all our students wish to be journalists, however. This course is also taken by those for whom a knowledge and understanding of journalism is a great advantage - PR, politics and advertising are only some of the professions to send representatives on our courses.

Check the syllabus, how it works and what you need to do pages for information on the exact content of the course. If you require any further information, please email us with your personal details and questions.


February and September

lecture roomThe course can be started in February or in September.

The course consists of 4 modules, each lasting between 20 and 24 weeks. If the modules are taken consecutively, the course can be completed within two years of enrolment.

Students may take a break between modules, but must complete within four years of enrolment.

Click here for exact dates.


studentsOnline. The course is taught entirely without the need to attend the school. All lectures, tutorials and group discussions take place live, online, and are text-based. You will need access to the internet, preferably broadband (but not essential), in order to attend these lectures and tutorials.


The London School of Journalism has been teaching news journalism and freelance journalism for three generations, and leads the way in the development of teaching methods which produce successful results for our postgraduate students.

You can read about some of the things our graduates have done.

Our students are well-known for the knowledge they bring to the profession. They find jobs in every kind of newspaper and magazine imaginable, in hundreds of countries, all over the world.

You can see some information on where our students have found employment here.