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Journalism MFA

Mode Duration Start date
Full time 2 years September 2017
Part time 4 years September 2017

Choose Kingston's Journalism MFA

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.

Key features

  • All members of the course are practising journalists with a wide range of journalistic and publishing experience, and contacts in newspapers, publishing (both print and online) and magazines.
  • You may apply for the two-year MFA or direct entry to the second year of the course, which will follow completion of an appropriate MA in Journalism (either at Kingston University or elsewhere in the UK or abroad).

What will you study?

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.

Assessment

To be confirmed.

Course structure

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.

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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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For further information

Postgraduate admissions administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2361
Email us

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Accreditation

NCTJ logoAt Stage 1, the Journalism MA is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
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