Kingston University

Kingston University

Journalism and the Creative Economy

This course helps students develop or enhance a range of professional and practical skills in journalism whilst providing the entrepreneurial skills needed to apply and develop writing talent across the creative industries.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class degree or above in a relevant area; 2 years' work experience in the creative industries; interviews; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 7.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other elements.

Course modules

Modules include: Design thinking and entrepreneurship in practice; managing creativity and innovation; leadership in the creative economy; contemporary issues in the creative economy; journalism practices; feature writing; design and production in periodical publishing; the business of magazines; personal research project.

Assessment methods

Assessments include essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (approximately 15,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

Key information

Applicant Services
Telephone number: 
0844 855 2177