Facts about Journalism
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Assessment||Coursework; NCTJ examinations and coursework portfolio; 12,000-15,000-word dissertation or practical project (MA only).|
Choose Kingston's Journalism MA
This exciting NCTJ-accredited course equips you for a career in journalism, offering the industry's most sought-after qualification alongside your PgDip or masters degree. It combines professional training and academic study with the practical skills you will need to succeed in this intensely competitive industry.
You can choose to study either for a nine-month Postgraduate Diploma or carry on for a full year to achieve your MA. Both options are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) – the hallmark of excellence in journalism training, recognised throughout the media industry as the best indication that new recruits have the fundamental skills and knowledge to become multi-media journalists. You will take the NCTJ's exams as part of your chosen course. Kingston is one of only two universities in London with an NCTJ-accredited postgraduate MA/Postgraduate Diploma.
All our tutors are practising journalists with a wide range of experience and contacts in newspapers, magazines and online.
You will develop a range of professional and practical skills to equip you for a job in journalism, including news and feature writing, public affairs, media law and shorthand. You will have the opportunity to write for and edit an online edition of the journalism department's award-winning newspaper (Publication of the Year, Guardian Student Media Awards 2010). You will also undertake at least one industry work placement. The course will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills and give you the chance to carry out independent academic research.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Court Reporting
- Hands-on Journalism
- Journalism and Power
- Journalism in Context: Law, Ethics and the Industry
- Shorthand (postgraduate)
- MA Journalism Dissertation
- Practical Journalism Project
Related to this course:
Both the MA and the Postgraduate Diploma are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
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As as student of this course, you will do at least one industry work placement.
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You will have access to a dedicated newsroom as well as other facilities. Find out more...