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Study journalism and publishing

Why study journalism and publishing

Our courses offer you the chance to learn the skills and knowledge you need to be a professional journalist or publisher.

Studying journalism you will learn news and feature writing, visual storytelling such as video journalism, and essential digital skills for this technological age. You will also gain a critical insight into the context in which modern day journalists operate You will learn about the ever-changing world of the media from our experienced teaching team that includes award-winning journalists. You will be encouraged to develop your journalistic skills with a strong emphasis on practice.

Speakers from industry visit weekly to share insider knowledge about working in today's industries. You will work on live publishing and journalism projects that will develop your skills through hands-on experience. Our unrivalled publishing archives open up rich opportunities for original research;

Kingston's journalism and publishing team has been recognised for its excellence and every year student feedback emphasises the quality of our teaching and the approachability of staff. At Kingston, we put the student experience first among our priorities.

Equipping our students with employment skills

Our students have one of the highest employment rates in the country with many going on to high profile careers in the media.

Personal tutor scheme

The journalism teaching team started the personal tutoring scheme that is now used by the whole University and is committed to providing the support you need to survive and succeed. We pride ourselves on our approachability and readiness to help. The personal tutor scheme, designed to help you from your very first week, is the embodiment of this commitment. Your personal tutor will work with you throughout your time at Kingston, providing support in your learning, your personal development and in developing your career aspirations. Our personal tutorial scheme offers guidance through your studies and is just part of the extensive individual feedback you will receive.

Undergraduate courses

Our undergraduate journalism course is one of the top-rated in the country and offers a range of practical and contextual modules. Our aim is to bring out the best in our students and produce thinking journalists who can flourish in the industry.

Postgraduate courses

Our postgraduate course in journalism enables you to create your own pathway from a range of options.

Our Journalism MA course is accredited by the NCTJ - the professional training body for the industry while our magazine course is one of the few in the country that is recognised by the Periodical Training Council. Our Publishing MA has flourished since its launch and the course is recognised globally for its high standards and professional links.

What our graduates say

Meet Jamal Osman, Channel 4 News reporter, Kingston graduate, and one of the few journalists in touch with Somali pirates. He talks about his time at Kingston and the first time he approached pirates for a story.

Meet Nikki Wicks: Kingston University Magazine Journalism MA graduate, freelance journalist... and Harry Potter extra.


We have our own dedicated newsrooms for production of our student newspaper and website The River and RiverOnline and for our MA Magazine journalists who produce print and online magazines as part of their studies. The MA Journalism students produce a local online news site called Kingston Courier.

Our newsrooms and production offices are equipped with the latest equipment and software, including the Adobe CS Suites, that are used by the industry.

Department of Journalism, Publishing and Media

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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