Kingston University

Kingston University

Journalism

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through: coursework; NCTJ examinations and coursework portfolio; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

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