Taught course

Magazine Journalism

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

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.

Kingston University is ranked 1st in London and 4th in the UK for Journalism and Publishing in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

Key features

  • Our tutors are practising journalists with a range of experience. You will also benefit from guest speakers from national magazines and newspapers in both print and online. Past speakers have included Guardian feature writers Simon Hattenstone and Decca Aitkenhead; Louise Court, editor of Cosmopolitan UK; Luke Lewis, editor of NME.com; campaigning journalist John Pilger; Jon Snow of Channel 4 News; Rachel Rodriguez - Social Media Producer at CNN International and Zing Tsjeng - UK Editor of feminist channel, Broadly, Vice.
  • We have a successful partnership with Haymarket Network, the award-winning customer publishing division of the largest private magazine publisher in the UK, providing the opportunity to work on joint projects which have included programmes for the London Olympics.
  • Work placements, and subsequent job offers, have been at GQ, Hello! Magazine, Express newspapers and Blasting News online media, one of the largest online global social news publishers.
  • On this course you will put together two magazines and a magazine website. In 2017 our MA Magazine Journalism students won a prestigious national Student Publication Award in the Best Newcomer magazine section for the Kingston University magazine, Woke.

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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