|Full time||2 years||September 2016|
|Part time||4 years||September 2016|
This course combines academic study and research with journalistic training to an advanced level. The first phase aims to equip you with the skills to progress to a senior level in this competitive industry. The second phase enables you to work on a book-length manuscript of non-fiction or a portfolio of reportage within a supportive community of journalists and guest professionals. You can also choose to complete our postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education, preparing you for a career as a university lecturer.
The qualification is split into two stages – stage 1 is an MA in Journalism or Magazine Journalism; and stage 2 is the MFA (Master of Fine Arts).
At stage 1 you will develop a range of professional and practical skills to equip you for a job in journalism, including newswriting, subediting and design techniques, online journalism, research skills and media law. All students will complete a work placement with a professional journalism organisation, such as a newspaper, magazine, news agency, website, public relations agency or press office.
Stage 2 (the MFA) is assessed by a 40,000-word dissertation and a professional practice ‘log'. You will benefit from one-to-one supervision from an experienced journalist, backed by self-directed research, non-assessed seminars and workshops, and a vibrant extracurricular programme featuring guest journalists, non-fiction writers and masterclasses.
To be confirmed.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Core modules to be confirmed.
Optional modules to be confirmed.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
At Stage 1, the Journalism MA is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
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As a student on this course you will be part of the Kingston Writing School, a vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists and publishers.