London Press Pack: Journalism in the City

Why study this module?

Using London’s events, politics, people and current affairs as context, this module introduces you to the practical and analytical skills (including looking at ethical problems) involved in professional news-writing, newsgathering, collaborating in teams to produce stories, evaluating sources and revising writing. You'll be required to produce news copy in professional formats, which will include online posts using images, video and audio and the use of mobile technology. You'll also learn how to write feature articles targeted at specific audiences.

All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS. Upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

Please note that our summer school modules are currently subject to validation. In the unlikely event that a module isn’t validated by its start date, we will get in touch to discuss the options available to you.

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To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on this summer school module if you are 18-years-old or above. If you are a non-native speaker you can also choose to take this module in combination with our English Language module.

You should have an English language certificate confirming your level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) qualification. Acceptable English language certificates include IELTS, Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, TOEFL and institutional tests such as those offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Exceptions may apply if you are a native speaker or if your current degree is being taught in English (UK NARIC certification required). 

You may need a visitor visa to attend the summer school depending on your nationality and personal circumstances. A standard visitor visa will cost £95 and we will provide you with visa guidance after you have submitted your application.

This module can also be taken in combination with our Internship in London module. Entry requirements for this combination can be found on our Internship in London page.

 

More about this module

During this module you'll: 

  • gain an understanding of the basic professional techniques and processes involved in gathering news and writing features 
  • learn the skills needed to develop stories from a variety of sources using a range of research and information gathering techniques 
  • have the opportunity to work in teams producing news stories tailored to different outlets 
  • create original journalism for different platforms 
  • grasp of concepts of news and news values in an industry context, with regard to ethics and the law 
Teaching and assessment

The module will be assessed by a portfolio comprising news features and short stories and a moderated written or visual journal documenting contribution in class and study trips. These assessments will test the progression of all the learning outcomes.

Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400. Discounts are available if you wish to take more than one academic module from each session. Please contact us for further information. 

If you would like to take this module in combination with our English Language module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module in combination with our Internship in London module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at studyabroad@londonmet.ac.uk.