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.

As part of this course we will arrange for you to visit local magistrates courts, exhibitions, museums or art galleries - and report on what you see.

Receive the best possible London-based training.

  • Introduction
  • Timetable
  • Dates & Fees
  • Enrol
  • T & Cs

Summer School Introduction

  • Topics Covered

    • News and newswriting
    • Reports
    • English law
    • Professional ethics
    • Broadcast journalism (TV and Radio)
    • Sports
    • Interviewing
    • Gossip columns and reviews
    • Lifestyle Journalism
    • Going Freelance
    • Feature articles
    • Blogging
  • Course Materials

    (costs included in course fees)
    • Journalism and newswriting (LSJ)
    • Freelance and Feature Writing (LSJ)
    • McNae's Essential Law for Journalists
    • Media Law (LSJ)
    • Subediting (LSJ)
  • Course Date

    • 3 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
    • 4 Weeks - two lectures daily between 10.00-19.30

    Course Fee

    £1,695.00 (inc vat)

Summer School Timetable

This was a previous Summer School working timetable. Students can expect to find a similar content on the current timetable, though the order of lectures may differ.

  • Week 1

    Monday
    • Registration: Course aims
    • Introduction to Journalism Part 1
    • Introduction to Journalism Part 2
    Tuesday
    • Ideas and Angles
    • News Story
    Wednesday
    • Subediting 1
    • Court Reporting
    Thursday
    • Reviewing
    • Blogging and Writing for the Web
    Friday
    • News
    • Special
    • Visit to Royal Academy of Arts
  • Week 2

    Monday
    • Running Story
    • Radio News
    Tuesday
    • Style
    • Research
    Wednesday
    • TV Practical
    • Interviewing (Incl Profiles)
    Thursday
    • Travel
    • Audio Slideshows and Video
    Friday
    • One Story or Five
    • Visit to Treasures of the British Library
  • Week 3

    Monday
    • Subediting 2
    • Interviewing - Human Interest
    Tuesday
    • Visit to Magistrates
    • Radio Practical
    Wednesday
    • Courts Day Trip
    Thursday
    • Sports Journalism
    • Magazines
    Friday
    • Podcasting
    • Live
  • Week 4

    Monday
    • Interviewing Celebrities
    • Freelancing
    Tuesday
    • Social Networking
    Wednesday
    • Media Law
    • CVs and Finding Jobs
    Thursday
    • Work Experience and Job Interviews
    • Guest Lecturer
    Friday
    • Notification of Grades
    • Meet with Tutors and Lunch

How to Enrol

Registration requirements

  1. Email your educational cv and details of any relevant background information and experience to admin@lsjournalism.com.
    You must have reached an acceptable academic standard, or have had suitable work experience. All decisions as to suitability are made at our discretion.
  2. Complete an application form.
    You can either apply by post, by fax or directly online using our secure encrypted facilities. Before you complete a registration form make certain you have read our terms and conditions.

Dates & Fees

  • Course Date

    3 August 2020 - 28 August 2020 (4 Weeks)
    Two lectures daily between 10.00-19.30

  • Course Fee

    £1,695.00 (inc vat)

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.

Terms and Conditions

Summer School

Returning a completed application form and receiving an offer of a place constitutes a firm contract with The London School of Journalism. The payment of a deposit reserves your place on the course, but this reservation will be lost if the balance of fees due is not received by The London School of Journalism by the date stated on your application form or, if no date is specified, at least fourteen days before course commencement.

Course fees are refundable only as follows: Cancellations made 45 days or more prior to course commencement will suffer a charge of 15% of the total course fee; cancellations made less than 45 days but more than 15 days before course commencement will suffer a charge of 50% of the course fee. If less than 15 days' notice is given, no refunds will be made in respect of cancellations.

Non-attendance of a class or classes due to illness or for personal or professional reasons does not provide the right to a refund of fees, extra tuition or a transfer to another course.

Cancellation after the commencement of the course will result in the loss of all fees paid. Once a course has commenced the full fees are due regardless of whether or not a student completes the course.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances this course may be cancelled by the LSJ, in which case full refunds of all fees already paid will be made. Notice of cancellation in writing will be given a minimum of 14 days before the start date.