The London School of Journalism

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Postgraduate Course in Journalism - London


The London School of Journalism offers postgraduate courses in journalism, which provide excellent pre-entry knowledge and experience. By taking a postgraduate journalism course with us you will receive the best possible London-based training. The LSJ has been training journalists since 1920 - we have all the experience and knowledge you will need.

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.

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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. In almost any job being able to write succinctly, accurately and quickly is a great advantage.

If you require any further information, please email us with your personal details and questions.


Three and six month courses are held throughout the year. Courses consist of lectures and personal tuition, with constant written practical work and the creation of a personal portfolio. Your written assignments will include:

You will also:

A more detailed syllabus is available here.

Successful students receive the school's diploma on completion.


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Students attend courses at our premises in Maida Vale. 15 minutes' walk (or two tube stops) from Paddington Station, which is at the heart of London's public transport system.

The canals of Little Venice are a few minutes' walk from the School, as are the cafes, bars and restaurants for which Little Venice is well-known.

The School buildings, situated in a private courtyard, were originally a pair of Victorian mews houses. Later they became a coal merchants and a dairy yard.

Group lecture rooms seat between 20 and 30 in comfort, and tutorial rooms, large enough for 8 students, are used for small group sessions.

The courtyard provides 'cafe' style space for coffee and conversation - and the occasional tutorial when the weather is suitable! Coffee and cold drinks are available at all times.

LSJ outsideThe 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 here.

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.