The range of careers in journalism is wide. The 70,000 or so journalists in Britain today include music critics, war correspondents, sub-editors, page designers, football reporters, literary reviewers, listings compilers and property specialists. They write for outlets as varied as The Sunday Times, Heat, spikedonline, Homes and Gardens, and New Civil Engineer. Other industries, such as public relations, advertising, marketing and publishing, also require people with journalistic skills.
Our graduates can be found in a variety of journalism roles, including:
Former students can also be found working in other PR and media-related roles including:
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:
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.
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:
Riveronline – the website of the Kingston University Journalism Department's award-winning student newspaper.
As a student on this course you will be part of the Kingston Writing School, a vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists and publishers.