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The Professional Freelance Journalism Course

Always dreamed of writing? The British College of Journalism’s Professional Freelance Journalism Course may be just for you.

The Professional Freelance Journalism Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as a freelance journalist. This online journalism course offers you a unique opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a professional freelance journalist or to indulge your passion for writing as a profitable sideline.

Working directly with a current industry professional with a proven record of success as your tutor, you will learn all you need to know to start building your own successful writing career.

  • course type
    Professional & Personal Development
  • study mode
    Distance Learning - via email or student portal
  • course length
    12 Tutorials: Sent weekly or fortnightly (take up to a year)
  • course length
    The Diploma of Professional Freelance Journalism
  • Payment plans
    Flexible payment plans available

Why study with the British College of Journalism?



Learn the skills required to be a successful freelance journalist from home, anywhere in the world!



Work directly with professional journalists with a proven record of success who will teach you all you need to know.



The course is conducted online via email and delivered to you over your choice of 12 or 24 weeks. It is self-paced, and you can take up to a year to complete the course.

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The British College of Journalism

The British College of Journalism is a division of International News Syndicate LTD. Our directors and principals have been involved in all aspects of media work, training and distance education for some 30 years.

We are an international training company with students in more than 80 countries and territories. The principles of freelance journalism are similar the world over. However our course has been individually revised and designed to suit the needs of students living and working in the United Kingdom.

Your Media Pass and Diploma of Freelance Journalism from the British College of Journalism are posted to you when you successfully complete your course.

Through online course delivery and email communication, the College is able to assist you every step of the way.


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The British College of Journalism is unaffected by COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions.

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