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Journalism BA(Hons): Course features

What this course offers you

The world of journalism is changing faster than ever – and this course will mean you are ideally qualified to find a job and stand out from the crowd.

The course puts good writing and journalistic skills at its core.

You will develop practical skills from the start – from hard news and feature writing, to key interview techniques, to mastering the latest developments in online and video journalism.

Once you have picked up the basics, you will have the chance to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.

You will have the opportunity to work on our award-winning student newspaper, The River, and its website, Riveronline, as well as grow a portfolio of work through our brilliant work experience scheme.

The course also puts the world of journalism in context, including all the latest legal and ethical developments.

The lecturers are experienced professional journalists who illustrate their teaching with up-to-the-minute industry knowledge. They work to ensure you get all the help you need to reach your full potential.

Teaching is in a lively, interactive format and whether it is a news writing session or discussion of an academic research project, seminars and workshops work through debate and discussion.

The campus facilities include state-of-the-art digital computer labs, excellent learning resources and a comprehensive library. You'll also have access to the latest recording, filming and photography equipment.

Part-time students

The part-time course is half the workload of the full-time course, taking six years rather than three to complete. 

You meet with a tutor to discuss your time commitments before your course begins. The course leaders then endeavour to let you know the timetable of lectures and seminar groups as soon as possible. During an average week you will need to allow twelve hours for lectures and seminars, plus a further six to nine hours for independent study, but this does vary.

The course is flexible so you can switch to full time at Levels 2 or 3, if you wish.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Riveronline

Riveronline – the website of the Kingston University Journalism Department's award-winning student newspaper.

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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.

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