- You will take the NCTJ's exams as part of your course, providing you with a qualification considered to be a passport to a wide range of journalism jobs (we are one of only two NCTJ-accredited MAs in Journalism in the capital)
- As well as providing practical skills, this course will engage you in discussion and debate about the state and future of the industry, and the legal, political and ethical context in which journalists operate.
- You will go on field trips to real-life settings like the Houses of Parliament (for the module, Journalism and Power)
- You'll enjoy hands-on experience working with audio and video, as well as learning the principles and practice of broadcast journalism through the optional module on the topic
What will you study?
During the Journalism course at Kingston University, you will develop a range of professional and practical skills and knowledge that will equip you for a job in journalism, including news and feature writing, public affairs, online journalism, media law and shorthand. In addition, you will have the opportunity to write for and edit an online edition of our newspaper, The River, and will undertake at least one industry work placement. You'll also produce the news website, The Kingston Courier and use your design skills to create a regular supplement to The River.
Once you have achieved the PgDip, which runs over two semesters, from September to May, you can continue on to the MA degree by researching and writing a dissertation or carrying out an equivalent work-based practical project. This will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills, and give you the chance to carry out independent academic research.
Where this course will take you
In addition to a possible career as a journalist, alternatives may include work in publishing, advertising and marketing, film, television, radio, arts management, new media, business and teaching.
Every year the vast majority of our students go on to successful careers, mostly in journalism and the media, or related industries. In the last few years, our graduates progressed to roles at the Daily Express, Wandsworth Guardian, Barcroft media, Container Management, Metro, Grazia, Richmond and Twickenham Times and Investors Chronicle.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Court Reporting
- Hands-on Journalism
- Journalism in Context: Law, Ethics and the Industry
- Shorthand (Postgraduate)
- Feature Writing
- Specialist Journalism: Business
- Specialist Journalism: Sport
- Broadcast Journalism
- Journalism and Power
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesJournalism View 132 other Masters in Journalism in United Kingdom
- a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in an essay-writing subject, demonstrating high standards of literacy; and/or
- evidence of substantial and demonstrable professional commitment to journalism.
International16600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and European Union
- MA part time £5,610
Overseas (not EU)
- MA part time £9,130
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