Taught course


Kingston University · School of Humanities
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

Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) for over a decade, these courses will equip you for a career in journalism by offering the industry's most sought-after qualification alongside your PgDip or masters degree. They combine professional training and academic study with the skills you will need to succeed in this intensely competitive industry.

"The Journalism Masters degree at Kingston continues to offer students an excellent post-graduate education. It combines intellectual rigour with practical work." Comment from external examiner, 2017

Kingston University was ranked 1st in London and 4th in the UK for Journalism and Publishing in the Guardian University Guide 2018. In the last reaccreditation report from the NCTJ, it was noted that "this course .... plays a valuable role in producing industry-ready early career journalists."

Key features

  • You will take the NCTJ's exams as part of your course, providing you with a qualification considered to be a passport to a wide range of journalism jobs (we are one of only two NCTJ-accredited MAs in Journalism in the capital)
  • As well as providing practical skills, this course will engage you in discussion and debate about the state and future of the industry, and the legal, political and ethical context in which journalists operate.
  • You will go on field trips to real-life settings like the Houses of Parliament (for the module, Journalism and Power)
  • You'll enjoy hands-on experience working with audio and video, as well as learning the principles and practice of broadcast journalism through the optional module on the topic
  • You will be taught by practising journalists with a range of experience and contacts and will have access to our newsroom equipped with industry-standard software.

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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