Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant academic subject (eg, politics, history, English, international relations) and demonstrable interest in and aptitude for journalism. Suitably qualified applicants will be invited for interview and will be required to sit an entrance test. In certain circumstances, the Centre will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Head of Centre and/or the Director of Learning and Teaching and the Director of Graduate Studies.
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.
Two pathways: taught MA and MA with dissertation
Months of entry
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.
The MA programme teaches multimedia journalism to graduates who are determined to pursue a career in the news industry. You learn to report for newspapers, websites, radio and television in a live newsroom environment. Using state-of-the-art technology and working to real deadlines, you upload your work to the internet.
Your tutors are award-winning journalists with decades of front-line experience in national and international news. Every day starts with an editorial conference and the programme balances intense focus on journalism as practical reality with intense academic study and reflection.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for academic purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
A unique Daily Mail scholarship offers one student per year on the MA in Multimedia Journalism £5,000 and a work placement at the Daily Mail. Details are available at our website
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Centre for Journalism
- +44 (0)1634 202913