Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course will enable students to develop a range of professional and practical skills to equip them for a job in journalism, including news and feature writing, public affairs, media law and shorthand. Learners have the opportunity to write for and edit an online edition of the journalism department's newspaper. Students also undertake at least 1 industry work placement. The course develops critical thinking and analytical skills and gives the chance to carry out independent academic research.

Course Modules

Modules include: Hands'on journalism; journalism and power; journalism in context: law, ethics and the industry; dissertation; practical journalism project. Options include: specialist journalism: arts and entertainment; specialist journalism: business; specialist journalism: sport; court reporting; shorthand.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in an essay'writing subject, demonstrating high standards of literacy; or evidence of substantial and demonstrable professional commitment to journalism; where English is not 1st language an IELTS score of 6.5 overall is required with 7.5 in the written section of the test.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,600  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £11,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £6,100  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
PgDip £5,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
PgDip £3,050  Academic year. First year home fees