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Journalism PgDip/MA: Course features

What this course offers you

One of the top-ranked journalism departments in the country with excellent employment prospects. Students from recent years have entered positions at Grazia,The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, Channel Four News, The Daily Mail, Closer, OK!, The Daily Express, Dow Jones, Metro, Associated Press, South West News, The Lawyer, Pink News, Gulf News and a range of local newspapers.

  • NCTJ accreditation - the course is run in conjunction with the National Council of Training for Journalism (NCTJ) so the syllabus follows the requirements of the NCTJ Diploma. It's one of only two NCTJ-accredited MAs in Journalism in the capital.
  • A team of dedicated lecturers who are practising journalists with a wide range of experience and insider knowledge about working in today's industry.
  • Hands-on projects to develop your skills and CV through hands-on experience including producing the Kingston Courier and special projects.
  • Student work placements are encouraged on this course. Most recently students have worked at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Daily Express, Times Educational Supplement, Gay Times, Kent and Sussex Courier, Channel 4 and Surrey Comet.
  • High-profile guest speakers have included Anoosh Chakelian, deputy web editor at the New Statesman; Will Dean, commissioning editor G2 (Guardian); Radhika Sanghani, feature writer, Daily Telegraph; Rachel Rodriguez, social media producer, CNN International.
  • Study options - you can choose to study for either a PgDip or MA award. If you opt for the MA, your dissertation allows you to focus on an area of interest and gain valuable research skills, as a potential gateway to a PhD. We offer a part-time study option to help you fit the course around other commitments.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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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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