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The LSJ has been teaching journalism and creative writing for almost 100 years - and unlike most ‘schools’ who offer distance learning courses, we are a real school, staffed by real journalists and writers who enjoy working with real students.

We continue to lead the way in developing new and effective teaching methods. The result is demonstrated by the success of our students.

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Novel Writing

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Subediting

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Feedback from our students

Writing for children was different to anything I had done before, but with Ellen Renner's support and encouragement, I soon became comfortable with the techniques required. The varied course material covered writing for all ages and by the end of the course I had completely changed the direction I had originally planned. I found studying with the London School of Journalism very worthwhile and easy to fit into my busy lifestyle.
Marjorie J
I just wanted to write to let you know that I have just been accepted for publication. My work is to be included in an anthology which I am really excited about. I'm even more thrilled that it isn't the so-called 'vanity publishing'. Just wanted to say, once again, a big thank you for all the time and effort you spent with me; encouraging and helping me to develop my poetry.
Clare C
In the same week I had my Alpine Dove article accepted for France magazine. I interviewed the wood sculptor and added some quotations to the article, as you suggested in your feedback, which obviously worked. I don't know which edition it will appear in yet. Anyway, I just wanted to share my good news, especially as your tutoring is largely responsible for it.
Felicity L
Many thanks for your sound advice and encouragement, even after some hefty periods of silence from me. I am impressed with the quality of LSJ's distance course. I'm a better writer because of it which makes it more than worth the money and effort. It was a bargain.
Bruce M
I had an incredible time discovering writers I had failed to read at undergraduate level and re-discovering writers whom I had not read for over 20 years. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in reading some of the greatest literature this country has produced.
Ben D
I also wanted to let you know that as a result of sending off my interview feature, from a previous assignment, to some local publications, I was approached last week about becoming a regular contributor for one of the magazines! This couldn't have happened without my doing the LSJ course, so I want to thank you again for all your help.
Eleanor D
I just wanted to send you a final note to say a great big 'THANKS'. Your comments, suggestions and encouragement were a big factor in my decision to study for an MA as a technical author. Which along with freelancing will make a very enjoyable working life.
Ray D
It has been absolutely a wonderful experience doing the course at the School. I am highly indebted and in awe of my tutor. His advice and guidance comes in handy with every line that I write. I would also like to pass on the credit to my tutor for the reader response and various congratulatory calls that I receive after each article. My editor too is very happy with my work.
Rachna S
Yes, it's great to be doing a course through LSJ again, let's hope I have as much success with this course!! I'm absolutely snowed under with deadlines and I have to say the freelance journalism course has to be the best (and most profitable!) course I've ever done. Writing a novel is something which I've always wanted to do, so fingers crossed!
Helga JF
...my tutor Ken Ashton will be happy to know that now my articles appear frequently in the local press and I will continue to send articles from Australia to Sri Lanka. I am very glad that I followed the LSJ course and for all the encouragement I got from my tutor. Please convey my regards to him.
Oscar F
I had done a little writing before I enrolled on the course, but I learned so much. I had one story accepted by My Weekly during the course and have since had another piece published by People's Friend. Sue Moorcroft is so encouraging and supportive. The course assignments are challenging but realistic and I found studying with the London School of Journalism a rewarding experience.
Marjorie J
The producer of the show was polite, and tried to avoid an awkward silence with friendly chit chat. She asked me if I was a student. ''I have a B.A. in American Culture and Literature. Oh, and I just finished a program at the London School of Journalism'', I replied. Her eyes lit up like fireflies. I was offered a job on the spot.
Sera V

Postgraduate Course in Journalism

Postgraduate Diploma courses offer one of the best routes into modern journalism.

Journalism is changing rapidly, and we make certain that our students fully understand what is required for today - and for tomorrow - so that each individual can maximise the chances of achieving their personal goals.

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Every year employees at hundreds of companies and governmental and non-governmental agencies from all over the world receive training in writing and journalism skills from the London School of Journalism. The largest single reason is ‘word of mouth’ recommendations - from within the industry and from our students, past and present - and because the quality of our courses and the skill of our tutors have been established for almost 100 years.

Students from the LSJ consistently demonstrate a good grasp of the practical skills and requirements, and obviously have been taught what is needed to be successful journalists.
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Tony Maddox, Managing Director, CNN International Atlanta.

Whether you are an overseas student or based in the UK, our summer school provides a unique opportunity for you to acquire the fundamental skills required and to receive professional journalism training in small, friendly groups, while at the same time enjoying the sights and culture of London.

LSJ Summer School

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