Online journalism university courses

Southampton Solent University is set to launch an undergraduate (BA Hons) degree in Online Journalism, commencing September 2007 (subject to validation).
BA (Hons) Online Journalism

I’ve added some links to other online journalism /  new media / multimedia courses. This is a list of just specialist degrees concentrating on online journalism. It’s also worth looking at general journalism courses – e.g. those provided by Cardiff, City, Westminster, University of Central Lancashire, Bournemouth, Southampton Solent, University of East London and UCE Birmingham – as they often (if they’re any good) include some online stuff.

Note: I have ‘deep linked’ to the relevant course information. All
of them work at the time of writing, but they may not do so in the future!  I’ll attempt to keep this list
up to date and as comprehensive as possible. Feel free to email any updates.



4 Responses to Online journalism university courses

  1. Steve Hill January 6, 2007 at 10:19 pm #

    Ta Andy. I’ve now added them in. I’m going to attempt to keep this list as up to date and as complete as possible.

  2. Andy January 6, 2007 at 6:49 pm #

    Hi Steve
    Just a note that University of Central Lancashire also runs a BA(hons) Digital Journalism Production and the BA (hons) journalism allows the student to specialise in Online journalism in their final year.

  3. John Pollastrini January 8, 2007 at 1:26 pm #

    I am very interested in the art of learning Journalism, I have no formal qualifications in this field, but I would like to learn. I am 47 years old (tomorrow) and have tried many things in my life, but writing is a subject I always come back to. I even keep a daily journal.
    I realixe at my age there are many drawbacks and wish I had started on this when I was a lot youger, but then I didn’t have the life experience or opportunity to study something like this.
    I was published once in a local magazine called “neighbours” this was about 10 years ago.
    All I really want to know is if there are any “Taster” or short courses that don’t cost a fortune, that I could attend?
    I am currently living in London, but if opportunity arose I would consider moving to learn or work. I am currently volunteering at my local volunteering centre and often have to take minutes of meetings, and write volunteer opportunities.
    I came across your site ny accident really, and found it very informative, upbeat (dreadful adjective) realistic and in tune with the times we are living in.
    I just think if I don’t put my energies into something creative and real soon then it will not be impossible but I do think the older you are, the harder it is to get into a field of your choice. Since I never knew what I wanted to do when leaving school, I just worked at anything, never thinking of the future till I suddenly realised I was living in it.
    I would greatly appreciate any help or advice you could possibly give me in this area.
    Yours sincerely,
    John Pollastrini

  4. Steve Hill January 10, 2007 at 11:28 am #

    Hi. Thanks for emailing. Age should not be regarded as a barrier to entry – it’s good to have a bit of life experience. You’ll need to get some training in journalism. The NCTJ ( courses. You can get a list of them here: (
    NCTJ-approved courses are generally offered by further education colleges (e.g. Highbury College, Portsmouth) or increasingly in the university sector (e.g. Southampton Solent University). After you have found a course you like the look of, order a prospectus.
    Whilst studying on an NCTJ course you will be invited to do work experience at a newspaper or magazine. ( has a long list of courses as well.