12 months
17400 GBP/year
10400 GBP/year
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The Multimedia Journalism programme from University of Kent sets graduates from a wide range of backgrounds on to a career path in the news industry. You learn to report for newspapers, websites, radio and television to a professional standard, while completing the National Council for the Training of Journalists' (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism.


The Multimedia Journalism programme from University of Kent assumes no previous training in journalism. It is designed to convert knowledge gained through undergraduate studies in humanities, sciences and social sciences into a journalistic specialism. Your tutors are award-winning journalists with experience in local, national and international news and leading academics in law and politics. You will study for the National Council for the Training of Journalists' (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism and produce a portfolio of eye-catching, strikingly original stories. Optional modules may include political journalism, reporting conflict, sports journalism, travel journalism, television production and advanced multimedia storytelling.

Recent guest speakers at the Centre include Sophie Ridge, Senior Political Correspondent Sky News, Amol Rajan, Media Editor of the BBC; Ed Conway, Economics Editor Sky News; Alex Crawford three times RTS TV journalist of the year; John Humphrys presenter BBC Radio 4's Today Programme and Faisal Islam, Political Editor Sky News


This degree will prepare students for employment in broadcast, print and online media as well as enabling them to take advantage of the new opportunities the awareness of media power has created within campaign and pressure groups, online information providers and businesses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reporting 
  • Journalism Law, Ethics and Regulation 
  • Practical Multimedia Journalism 
  • Reporting Conflict
  • Advanced Multimedia Storytelling 
  • Communication and Humanitarianism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant academic subject (eg, politics, history, English, international relations) and demonstrable interest in and aptitude for journalism. Suitably qualified applicants will be invited for interview and will be required to sit an entrance test. 
  • In certain circumstances, the Centre will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Head of Centre and/or the Director of Learning and Teaching and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU student: £13000
  • Home part-time£5200
  • EU part-time £6500
  • International part-time £8700


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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