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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.
YOUR COURSE AT A GLANCE
Professional & Personal Development
Distance Learning - via email or student portal
12 Tutorials: Sent weekly or fortnightly (take up to a year)
The Diploma of Professional Freelance Journalism
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.
What our graduates say
I have written for a number of well-known international newspapers and magazines including BBC Wildlife, National Geographic Kids and National Wildlife Federation magazine... The satisfaction you get when seeing your article in a magazine is priceless!Read more
I was very proud to have my final assignment published, both in print and online. It was a fantastic end to working with the College.Read more
Currently, I work as a communication skills trainer and often write Op-Ed columns for Indian news media.Read more
I now work as an Associate Copywriter for Hilton and use the skills I learned in this course on a daily basis.Read more
Combining my industry expertise with a more solid foundation in journalism has definitely given me a foot-up and I now write regularly for a number of publications in this area.Read more
I already have three streams of income from writing and I’m making more money than ever before. I now earn a living from my laptop, writing online blogs . . . The demand for content is endless. You don’t need to be an exceptional writer, just a good one, who is able to deliver what is asked of you to a deadline.Read more
Since gaining my qualification, I’ve gone onto Broadcast Journalism and now have a regular slot working with a London based radio station, as well being published in national magazines and online material to boot.Read more
I’ve always enjoyed writing, but never seriously thought I’d be able to make money from it. After reading all about the course I decided to give it a go, and I’m very glad that I did so. At the time of writing I’m currently undertaking my fourth paid commission.Read more
Since completing the course, I have published almost 100 features on a wide range of destinations (mostly in Asia and Europe) and topics (food, arts and culture, adventure, nightlife) and have worked on a handful of travel guides including AFAR and the Luxe Guides.Read more
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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