Research course

Journalism

Institution
University of Kent · Centre for Journalism
Qualifications
MA by researchPhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, the Centre will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path, eg, working or former journalists who have acquired a minimum of three years’ professional experience in the news industry. These cases are considered individually.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Postgraduate programmes in journalism at Kent offer you the opportunity to research and learn in an environment that combines excellence in the practice of convergent, multimedia journalism with intellectual leadership in the history, ethics and future of the news industry.

Research programmes are best suited to students who have a clear and original idea of a topic that they would like to investigate in detail. There are two types of programme: the MA by Research entails producing a 40,000 word thesis; the PhD programmes demand a high level of research and analysis resulting in dissertations of 80,000 words.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
60-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Subject Enquiries
Email
journalism@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1634 202913