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Journalism PgDip/MA: After you graduate

Where this course will take you

In addition to a possible career as a journalist, alternatives may include work in publishing, advertising and marketing, film, television, radio, arts management, new media, business and teaching.

Every year the vast majority of our students go on to successful careers, mostly in journalism and the media, or related industries. In the last few years, our graduates progressed to roles at the Daily Express, Wandsworth Guardian, Barcroft media, Container Management, Metro, Grazia, Richmond and Twickenham Times and Investors Chronicle.

Read about John Fitzpatrick's experience on the Journalism MA and see where it's taken him today:

John Fitzpatrick, MA Journalism

"Kingston University was the natural choice for me to study Journalism; it has an excellent reputation for my subject and has the invaluable bonus of NCTJ accreditation. I relished the idea of getting an academic masters degree alongside practical NCTJ skills such as shorthand and media law.

The best part of the Journalism MA course is the teachers. They're incredibly knowledgeable and go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and valued. They also prepared us well for the world outside of Kingston, encouraging us to take on challenging work placements so that we got a real feel for working in journalism. Entering a practical environment can be daunting, but armed with the knowledge and skills that had been taught to us in the classroom, I felt comfortable and confident throughout the whole process.

The Kingston Courier news site, run entirely by the students, is a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills and get to grips with the challenging nature of the industry. We were always encouraged to find new, innovative stories and the emphasis was always on creating genuinely exciting work.

Having a masters degree and an NCTJ qualification helped me to go directly in to work. I was taught all of the relevant law, court reporting and shorthand skills necessary and I feel that I was truly well prepared to hit the ground running.

In my role as Night News Editor at the Daily Express I have to regularly make legal calls based on the knowledge I gained during our law lectures. I also learned a lot about communicating as part of a team during our days working on the Kingston Courier and print supplement. These are things that are truly invaluable in a work environment and I truly believe that attending Kingston made me a more capable and determined worker. I owe a lot to the course and the people involved with it."

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Accreditation

NCTJ logoBoth the MA and the Postgraduate Diploma are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
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Work placements

As a student of this course, you will do at least one industry work placement.
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Writers' Centre Kingston

As a student on this course you will be part of the Writers' Centre Kingston, a vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists and publishers.

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