Courses at the London School of Journalism

  • Distance Learning
  • Postgraduate Course
  • Summer School
  • Freelance and Feature Writing

    The great advantage of freelance writing is that it can be done either in conjunction with another career, or as a career in itself. It can also be a very well paid profession, whether part-time or full-time. This course is an ideal starting point and covers the whole field of modern freelance writing…
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  • News Journalism

    This course will train you in a whole range of skills, all of which are required for a successful career as a staff journalist. You will learn the techniques of interviewing and reporting through the practical experience of your assignments as well as writing an intro, feature and editorial articles…
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  • Internet Journalism

    This course is designed to give a basic understanding of the technical means of creating web content as well as in-depth training in the art of being a freelance supplier to the web, for those with a limited knowledge (or even no knowledge) of the way the web works. The course begins with a basic introduction…
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  • Novel Writing

    A good novelist offers the reader a story in which events and actions have logical but unpredictable consequences, and which will eventually lead to a satisfying conclusion, but which also give the reader some surprises along the way. This course will help you develop the techniques needed to achieve…
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  • Short Story Writing

    Whether a short story is meaningful and gritty or light entertainment, a good one is a work of art. It’s a brief encounter. It’s a glimpse into another life. It’s complete and self-contained. With no room for padding, the short story also bares the elements of the writing craft – your writing…
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  • Thriller Writing

    If you are dedicated, determined and love this exciting genre, the course will show you how to understand, plot and produce an entertaining thriller of your own. The Thriller's popularity has evolved over the last hundred years as the media industry has also developed. It is, by definition, a genre…
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  • Freelance and Travel Writing

    The great advantage of freelance writing is that it can be done either in conjunction with another career, or as a career in itself. It can also be a very well paid profession, whether part-time or full-time. This course is an ideal starting point and covers the whole field of modern freelance writing…
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  • Freelance and Music and the Arts

    The great advantage of freelance writing is that it can be done either in conjunction with another career, or as a career in itself. It can also be a very well paid profession, whether part-time or full-time. This course is an ideal starting point and covers the whole field of modern freelance writing…
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  • Freelance and Sports Writing

    The great advantage of freelance writing is that it can be done either in conjunction with another career, or as a career in itself. It can also be a very well paid profession, whether part-time or full-time. This course is an ideal starting point and covers the whole field of modern freelance writing…
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  • Subediting

    Although writers attract the plaudits (and brickbats) of the literary world, those who work on the editorial side of the business are largely responsible for the finished product. Checking for the accuracy of information and avoiding any legal pitfalls has always been too important to leave solely in…
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  • Media Law

    This course takes the form of 12 lessons which incorporate reading, writing and revision assignments designed to consolidate your knowledge of the subjects covered. The course is structured to take account of the difficulties students most frequently encounter in understanding media law and the suggested…
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  • Improve your English

    This course was written specially to help those who want to write straightforward, correct English, using current forms of language and idiom. The course will show you the best way to deal with the complexities and anomalies of the English language, and how to improve the style and content of your writing…
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  • Writing for Children

    Most people have fond memories of books that they read as a child, stories that made them laugh, gasp, hide their head under the bedclothes whilst they read the final gripping paragraph, or transported them to faraway, magical worlds. Parents enjoy reading stories to their own children. This can be …
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  • Writing a Personal History

    Autobiography, memoirs, life writing, rite of passage - all these terms come under the umbrella of ‘Personal History’. Your assignments will grow like a patchwork quilt. Like many beautiful quilts, the big picture will emerge towards completion, when we'll show you how to create any links and …
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  • English History

    If you have an understanding of English History from Roman Britain to the European Union you will have given yourself a basic knowledge of the major events that have shaped the history of western civilization. This course will prompt you to do much individual reading. You will learn which events have…
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  • Writing Poetry

    Poetry has enjoyed a revival in the last five years, with more people writing and reading it than at any time since the thirties. If you are a new or inexperienced poet, this is a good time to begin. Your tutor will provide advice and guidance as to the form and construction that will best suit you…
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  • Writing a Romantic Novel

    What is a romantic novel? It’s usually a story in which boy meets girl, boy loses girl, then boy gets girl back again. It always answers the question: who ends up with whom. It should take the reader on an emotional journey in which elements such as mystery, horror, fantasy and adventure are secondary…
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  • Erotic Novel Writing

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines erotic as 'relating to or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement' and it is true that Erotic Novels are meant to do just that. However, the word novel is also important here, because an erotic novel is not simply a book-length succession of sexual encounters…
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  • English for Business

    The ability to communicate effectively is a priority for anyone wishing to succeed in business. Even the most straightforward business correspondence needs to be clear, relevant and appropriate in style if it is to achieve its purpose. Advertising copy and promotional material must be well designed …
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Postgraduate Course

The London School of Journalism offers postgraduate courses in Journalism, which provide excellent pre-entry knowledge and experience. By taking a 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.

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.

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Summer School

Our Summer School is held every August, and is a four week intensive course in journalism and newswriting.

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

You will have the benefit of group discussions and lively question and answer sessions, seminars conducted by our professional team of writers and journalists and lectures from outside guest speakers.

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