Investigative Journalism

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Investigative Journalism

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Assessment: case study (1500 words) [40%], investigative report (2000 words) [60%]
    In Investigative Journalism, students will learn about the history and feats of investigative reporters in Britain and other countries, and will analyse the cultural and political factors shaping the practice of this type of reporting. They will design their own investigative project and assess its technical, legal and ethical viability. They will identify relevant sources of information and appropriate research methods. They will conduct their own investigation and write a journalistic story fit for publication. Landmark cases of investigative journalism in Britain and other countries will be discussed in class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.