The London School of Journalism

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Short Courses

The London School of Journalism offers a wide range of short day-time courses covering news journalism, lifestyle journalism, freelance journalism and creative writing. We also offer introductory and advanced Media Law courses.

If you would prefer an Evening Course, please go here.

All courses held at 126 Shirland Road, London W9 2BT.

LSJ outsideCourses are held on a regular basis, with most courses repeating two or thee times in each academic year. Usual start dates are January or February, April or May and September or October.

During the summer, we hold a four week Summer School, which provides a very detailed overview of News and Features journalism. This is an ideal course for those who are trying to decide if journalism is their right career.

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 merchant's and a dairy yard.

The computer room in the main building is available to students throughout the day (and most evenings) for the preparation of their work, researching via the internet - or just checking email.

Each computer has unrestricted internet access. The School computer network may be accessed by WiFi enabled laptops (please ask the office if you need assistance with WiFi settings).

The London School of Journalism has been teaching news journalism and freelance journalism for three generations, and continues to lead the way in the development of teaching methods which produce successful results for our students. You can read some of the things people have said about our students 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.

The London School of Journalism also provides a wide range of distance learning courses, covering all aspects of news journalism, freelance and feature writing and creative writing.