Taught course

Magazine Journalism

Kingston University · Kingston School of Art
MAMSc with Placement

Entry requirements

We normally expect candidates to have:

  • a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in an essay-writing subject, demonstrating high standards of literacy; and/or
  • evidence of substantial and demonstrable professional commitment to journalism.

Months of entry


Course content

Kingston University is ranked No 1 in London for journalism, publishing and public relations (Guardian University Guide League tables 2020).

Do you aspire to work on magazines? This course will give you the best possible start on the road to success. It addresses subjects such as writing, subediting, production and design techniques, research skills and how to generate lively, interactive content for the web.

Our Magazine Journalism MA prepares you to work in the magazine industry. It gets you ready for anything you might come across: from writing features for a women's weekly or putting together a news story for a trade publication to making a video or building a brand.  It offers detailed, hands-on grounding in core journalistic skills, including feature writing, news gathering and writing, design, production and media law. Context is provided through the study of the business of magazines, ethics and journalistic practices. You can choose to study shorthand as an optional extra.

You'll be expected to take five core modules, four of which are worth 30 credits each; the other one worth 60 credits. You can choose from three Specialist Journalism modules, but you must choose one. Altogether you'll need to complete 180 credits.

You can also study shorthand in order to assist with your NCTJ exams.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Placement
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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