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Journalism BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

The range of careers in journalism is vast. The UK's 70,000 or so journalists include music critics, war correspondents, sub-editors, page designers, sports reporters, literary reviewers, listings compilers and property specialists. Other industries, such as PR, advertising, marketing and publishing, also need people with journalistic skills.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Our graduates can be found in a variety of journalism roles, including:

  • Senior broadcast journalist, BBC
  • Digital news editor, OK!
  • Acting deputy web editor, Hearst Magazines
  • Planning producer, Reuters News Agency
  • Sports journalist, Daily Star
  • Senior technology reporter, International Business Times
  • Production journalist, Express Newspapers
  • Journalist, Express Newspapeers
  • News editor, The Quietus
  • Investigations assistant, Centre for Investigative Journalism
  • Breaking news reporter, International Business Times
  • Editorial intern (paid), Cosmopolitan UK
  • Sports reporter, Daily Express
  • Editorial assistant, Purple Media
  • Reporter, E24, Oslo (Norway's biggest financial news publication)

Former students can also be found working in other PR and media-related roles including:

  • Press Officer
  • Communications officer
  • Brand reputation specialist
  • PR fashion Intern (paid)
  • PR account executive

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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