One-Year Bachelor of Journalism

One-Year Bachelor of Journalism

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University of King's College

Learn It. Do It. Share It.

You’re curious about the world around you, eager to explore issues that matter and driven to tell stories. You already have an undergraduate degree. Now you want a journalism career.

King’s one-year Bachelor of Journalism builds upon your broad undergraduate education to give you the professional skills to become a working journalist in a collaborative environment. You’ll gain practical, ethical and technical knowledge to thrive in the digital media environment. You’ll participate in hands-on workshops to tell stories in text, images, audio and video. No experience in journalism is required.

Join the strong network of King’s grads working as journalists across Canada and around the globe such as Angel Moore, Shauntay Grant, Adam Scotti, Michael Dick and Wanda Taylor.

Gold Award
Best Publication (Academic)
Canadian Online Publishing Awards 2018
The Signal

1st Place
Audio Storytelling
Emerge Media Awards 2018
What if the Halifax Explosion never happened?

“This school challenges me every day to think outside the box. It’s crazy how my life has changed in the past couple of months. I’m happy to be here.”

— Salam Shuhait, current student, Bachelor of Journalism

Boot Camp

Begin with an eight-week introduction to finding information, asking questions and applying ethical principles. Then gain the practical skills to create stories across platforms that resonate with the public.


You’ll do a month-long internship at an approved media outlet. Your placement can involve reporting, editing or research. It will give you an opportunity to explore career options and broaden your experiences. Students before you have interned at locations big and small from Iqaluit to Toronto to London, England.

"To build a site that now gets one million visitors a month—I can step back and think, ‘I created that.’"

Pete Pachal
Pete Pachal

Executive Editor, Operations & Strategy at CoinDesk, Bachelor of Journalism, 1999

The Signal is an award-winning multi-platform newsroom produced by senior journalism students at the University of King’s College School of Journalism, Writing & Publishing.

In addition to the one-year Bachelor of Journalism program, King’s also offers a Master of Journalism. You can compare the programs to see which one is right for you.

Get more information about graduate and advanced journalism programs

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