Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course will equip you to practise and understand the role of multimedia journalism in the contemporary world. It will develop your writing skills and nose for news, enable you to become an effective journalist across a range of platforms, and provide a forum for analysing and debating modern media issues.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to journalism; journalism in context; multi'media newswriting 11; English in action 2; journalism, technology and the future; Kingston language scheme level 4 period 1; media institutions 3; UK Government and politics 4. Year 2: Law for journalists 5; multi'media newswriting 26; magazine journalism 7; shorthand 8; video and photo journalism 9; diverse Britain: media, culture and ethnicity10; history of British journalism 11; journalism research project 12; the newspaper sector today 13; Kingston language scheme level 2 period 2; Kingston language dcheme level 5 period 1. Year 3: Journalism ethics 14; practical journalism 115; practical journalism 216; journalism dissertation 17; special study: new journalism and the new new journalism18; special study: journalism and war 19; special study: the truth'deekers: investigative journalism from Pulitzer to Palast 20; arts and entertainment journalism 21; business journalism 22; sports journalism 23; Britain's role in the world since 1900 24; international journalism 25; journalism and diversity 26; media audiences 27; politics and media management.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBCC
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 128
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 92%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 63%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 63%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

20% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 93%

Total Practical: 7%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation