The qualification is split into Stage 1 (Journalism MA or Magazine Journalism MA) and Stage 2 (MFA).
We normally expect candidates to have:
Eligibility for Stage 2 is dependent on either:
We normally invite applicants for an interview with the course director or another senior member of the teaching team. International students based overseas can arrange for an interview by email or telephone.
Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.
Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
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.