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Journalism PgDip/MA: After you graduate

Where this course will take you

In addition to a possible career as a journalist, alternatives may include work in publishing, advertising and marketing, film, television, radio, arts management, new media, business and teaching.

Every year the vast majority of students go on to successful careers. The vast majority of these are in journalism and the media, or related industries.

Hear about Ruth McKee's experience after Kingston:


Here is just a sample of jobs from some of our graduates in recent years – and how their careers have developed:

  • Tim Collins - reporter at the Kentish Express
  • Sarah Cox - freelance journalist; now at Daily Express online
  • Ruth McKee - reporter on the Enfield Advertiser
  • Amy Dawson – reporter, Metro (mainly writing life and style)
  • Sarah Fitzmaurice – Deputy News Editor, Grazia and previously showbiz reporter, Mailonline and Deputy News Editor at Closer magazine
  • Emily Cole – Digital Features editor at OK! online
  • Matt Lewis– sports reporter, Surrey Herald
  • Dan Macadam – reporter, Gambling Compliance (now managing editor)
  • Carys Matthews – reporter, Crimson Business; author
  • Chris Norman: journalist at
  • Jimmy McCloskey – reporter, National News Agency (now at the Daily Star)
  • Joseph McCormick - reporter, Pink News
  • Rachel Millar – reporter INS news agency/ Dogs Today
  • Laura Proto – chief reporter at Richmond and Twickenham Times
  • Kate Beioley – journalist, The Lawyer magazine (now personal finance reporter, Investors Chronicle)
  • Jun Merrett – reporter, Dow Jones
  • Mathilde Morandi – AFP, France
  • James Buckfield – sub-editor, Planet Retail
  • Nicole Canning – reporter,
  • Ed Carrasco – freelance, California
  • Phil Scullion – features assistant, Press Gazette (now freelance and working in Parliament)
  • Jon Whiteaker – online editor, Retail Gazette
  • Patrick Grafton–Green - reporter, News Shopper (south London weekly)
  • Charlotte Meredith – reporter, Daily Express (now Assistant news editor at the Huffington Post UK)
  • Ben Jefferson - Daily Express Online (football reporter)
  • Jen Larner – feature writer at The Sun
  • Andrey Bulay - AP, Moscow
  • Charlotte Austen-Hardy - reporter Maldon and Burnham Standard
  • Sam Corrigan – deputy editor, SmartLife Intl

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NCTJ logoBoth the MA and the Postgraduate Diploma are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
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