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Kingston University BA in Journalism
Kingston University

BA in Journalism

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time, Part time

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GBP 9,250 / per year *

On-Campus

* UK students: £9,250 per year | international: £15,800 for the first year

Introduction

Why choose this course?

Journalism at Kingston University prepares you for the workplace as well as offering plenty of choices to follow your interests and career aspirations. Our BA, taught by professional journalists, provides students with all the current skills they need to succeed – evidenced by our 100% graduate employment rate. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022).

You will get a thorough grounding in core skills including news and features, digital and social media, ethics and media law. Key to your learning will be hands-on experience at the River Newspaper and River Online and the opportunity to undertake work experience and internships in London, the hub of the UK's media industry, supported by our work placement.

You will also get opportunities to create your own innovative media products such as a magazine or website, podcast series or documentary, as well as pursue research into current issues in the journalism industry. You will have the chance to pursue your interests in depth by creating a cutting-edge journalism portfolio that could include broadcast, sport, fashion, visual journalism, data, creative non-fiction, and international, political or environmental reporting that will prepare you to pursue specialist beats on graduation.

All this learning is covered in broad-ranging core modules that develop your employability, innovative thinking, specialist knowledge and practical, academic and analytical skills. You will use our media facilities, which include industry-standard software, two dedicated newsrooms and a broadcast media suite.

Our graduates have gone on to work in top media companies including the BBC, Reuters, Sky, Channel Four, Hearst UK, Haymarket Media Group, EMAP, DMG Media, REACH and Vice.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston is ranked Top 5 in London for journalism (Guardian University League tables 2023).
  • You'll have many opportunities to do work experience and internships in London, the hub of the UK's media industry. You'll be supported by our work placement scheme.
  • You'll gain hands-on experience at our student-run River newspaper and River Online (a past winner of the Guardian Student Media Award newspaper of the year).

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