Journalism

  1. Courses
  2. Graduate Destinations
  3. Newsrooms and studios
  4. Student work
  5. Academic staff
  6. Research
  7. Events
    1. Courses
    2. Graduate Destinations
    3. Newsrooms and studios
    4. Student work
    5. Academic staff
    6. Research
    7. Events

Department of Journalism

In a world where technology is driving the decentralisation of news, the need for qualified journalists to bear witness, investigate, analyse and verify information has never been greater.

On our Journalism courses you are taught tested skills and principles and the latest multi-channel and digital techniques to prepare you for a career in both traditional and emerging journalist roles.

Our success is measured in our graduates' success. Last year 96 per cent of our MA graduates found employment within six months, joining a 5,000-strong alumni network worldwide. Our graduates are newspaper editors, broadcast anchors, magazine editors, and an increasing number work in digital roles as data journalists and online community managers.

You learn from top practitioners in their fields, practise your craft in outstanding studios and newsrooms, and have opportunities for internships in a city which is one of the world's media capitals.

The Department of Journalism is ranked 2nd in the UK for universities to prepare for careers in journalism (QS World University Rankings 2014). 

REF 2014

The Department of Journalism is an internationally renowned, research-driven environment for the study and practice of journalism.

The department is ranked in the top twenty in the UK, and seventh for research power (a measure based on both research quality and research volume), according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Of research submitted to the REF 2014, 77% of our research was judged to be either 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*). This included 100% of our research impact being considered 'outstanding' (4*) or 'very considerable' (3*) ranking the Department in the top 12 in the UK for impact.  The Department's emphasis on providing a world-class setting for staff and students to carry out research was reflected in the overall Grade Point Average (GPA) in the 'environment' category where 90% was judged to be 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).

A film about Journalism at City University London

What's it like studying at City? James Harding (former Editor at The Times and Head of BBC News), Nicole Young (CBS 60 Minutes) and Radhika Sanghani (Telegraph Graduate Scheme) talk about their experiences.


Postgraduate Scholarships 2015/16

There are a large number of scholarship opportunities available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2015. These will be made available as fee waivers worth up to £2,000 and apply to a range of courses across our seven academic Departments.

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