Providing flexible, individual, top quality learning, delivered in enjoyable and interesting courses.

Discover a course
Girl reading a book at a table

The LSJ has been teaching journalism and creative writing for almost 100 years - and unlike most ‘schools’ who offer distance learning courses, we are a real school, staffed by real journalists and writers who enjoy working with real students.

We continue to lead the way in developing new and effective teaching methods. The result is demonstrated by the success of our students.

Choose the right Distance Learning course for you:

Image for Novel Writing

Novel Writing

A good novelist offers the reader a story in which events and actions have logical but unpredictable…

Learn more…
Image for Subediting

Subediting

Although writers attract the plaudits (and brickbats) of the literary world, those who work on the…

Learn more…

Feedback from our students

I also wanted to let you know that as a result of sending off my interview feature, from a previous assignment, to some local publications, I was approached last week about becoming a regular contributor for one of the magazines! This couldn't have happened without my doing the LSJ course, so I want to thank you again for all your help.
Eleanor D
I just wanted to write to let you know that I have just been accepted for publication. My work is to be included in an anthology which I am really excited about. I'm even more thrilled that it isn't the so-called 'vanity publishing'. Just wanted to say, once again, a big thank you for all the time and effort you spent with me; encouraging and helping me to develop my poetry.
Clare C
The producer of the show was polite, and tried to avoid an awkward silence with friendly chit chat. She asked me if I was a student. ''I have a B.A. in American Culture and Literature. Oh, and I just finished a program at the London School of Journalism'', I replied. Her eyes lit up like fireflies. I was offered a job on the spot.
Sera V
Yes, it's great to be doing a course through LSJ again, let's hope I have as much success with this course!! I'm absolutely snowed under with deadlines and I have to say the freelance journalism course has to be the best (and most profitable!) course I've ever done. Writing a novel is something which I've always wanted to do, so fingers crossed!
Helga JF
Writing for children was different to anything I had done before, but with Ellen Renner's support and encouragement, I soon became comfortable with the techniques required. The varied course material covered writing for all ages and by the end of the course I had completely changed the direction I had originally planned. I found studying with the London School of Journalism very worthwhile and easy to fit into my busy lifestyle.
Marjorie J
I just wanted to send you a final note to say a great big 'THANKS'. Your comments, suggestions and encouragement were a big factor in my decision to study for an MA as a technical author. Which along with freelancing will make a very enjoyable working life.
Ray D
In the same week I had my Alpine Dove article accepted for France magazine. I interviewed the wood sculptor and added some quotations to the article, as you suggested in your feedback, which obviously worked. I don't know which edition it will appear in yet. Anyway, I just wanted to share my good news, especially as your tutoring is largely responsible for it.
Felicity L
Thanks to both of you for being firstly so quick at getting Lessons and Assignments back to me and for your encouragement and support for helping me to complete my Diploma and learn new skills which I am now successfully using as a Deputy Editor for a regional film magazine and website. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, particularly the travel and writing for TV & Radio assignments.
Shizana A
Just to give you an update...I am now editing two publications at work, each of which have a 10,000 readership. I also edit the work website. I also write a monthly column for a trade magazine on behalf of my Chief Executive and have since been contacted by two other trade magazines to write columns for them.
Juliette H
The course has provided me with the skills needed to set out alone, particularly with an understanding of the business end of freelance journalism and how to get published rather than just purely focusing on the actual writing. I found LSJ provided me with excellent service - even though I was based on the other side of the world!
Lucy B
It has been absolutely a wonderful experience doing the course at the School. I am highly indebted and in awe of my tutor. His advice and guidance comes in handy with every line that I write. I would also like to pass on the credit to my tutor for the reader response and various congratulatory calls that I receive after each article. My editor too is very happy with my work.
Rachna S
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your help, feedback and encouragement as you have tutored me these last months. I have really appreciated and valued your insights and shared knowledge. You have encouraged me as writer, and helped me to sharpen my skills. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time spent in lessons, on assignments, and with your feedback. Honestly, I'm just sad that it's over!
Kristen F

Postgraduate Course in Journalism

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 chances of achieving their personal goals.

Learn more

Some recent employers of our students:

Girls sitting around a table and writing

Every year employees at hundreds of companies and governmental and non-governmental agencies from all over the world receive training in writing and journalism skills from the London School of Journalism. The largest single reason is ‘word of mouth’ recommendations - from within the industry and from our students, past and present - and because the quality of our courses and the skill of our tutors have been established for almost 100 years.

Students from the LSJ consistently demonstrate a good grasp of the practical skills and requirements, and obviously have been taught what is needed to be successful journalists.
Headshot photo of Tony Maddox
Tony Maddox, Managing Director, CNN International Atlanta.

Whether you are an overseas student or based in the UK, our summer school provides a unique opportunity for you to acquire the fundamental skills required and to receive professional journalism training in small, friendly groups, while at the same time enjoying the sights and culture of London.

LSJ Summer School

Learn more

Recent articles