401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, United Kingdom

History and Journalism - Goldsmiths, University of London

The BA History & Journalism will help you develop a keen understanding of the past so that you can produce riveting journalism about the present. If you loved history at school, and want to help report and shape current events, then this is the degree for you. **Why study BA History & Journalism at Goldsmiths?** - This course is designed so that the two strands – journalism and history - mesh seamlessly together; informing one another. You’ll be taught by historians who are also journalists, and journalists who have written about history. All of the tutors you’ll encounter have extensive experience, having written about some of the most important global events of our times – from revolutions in Latin America to the effect of oil exploration in Africa. - By the end of the programme, you’ll have an advanced ability to gather, synthesise and understand historical information and present it to audiences in a wider range of contexts and platforms. - From a journalism perspective, you’ll finish the course with a comprehensive knowledge of multi-media journalistic techniques – and a large portfolio of work which will include long-form pieces of journalism and articles written for our in-house live local news website Eastlondonlines. You’ll leave us well prepared for a career in journalism, communications, marketing, research, charities and NGOs. - You’ll have access to state-of-the-art labs equipped with Macs with editing software and hard drive space for your work. You’ll also be able to access technical equipment such as cameras or sound recording equipment. - We’ll give you extensive assistance to help you find informal work experience. You also have the option to do a placement as one of your third-year module choices; this is normally undertaken in the summer before your final year. - We host regular Media Forums which feature speakers from journalism and the wider media industries discussing and debating current issues, such as the crisis in local newspapers, the future of the BBC and ethnic minority representation in the media. - There are a huge range of other events, talks and conferences including an annual Human Rights film screening festival. Goldsmiths also hosts two outside journalistic research units – Airwars (which researches conflict zones in the Middle East) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.