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Journalism MA-PgDip

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  • Objectives
    This exciting NCTJ-accredited course equips you for a career in journalism, offering the industry’s most sought-after qualification alongside your PgDip or masters degree. It combines professional training and academic study with the practical skills you will need to succeed in this intensely competitive industry.
  • Academic Title
    Journalism MA/PgDip
  • Course description
    You can choose to study either for a nine-month Postgraduate Diploma or carry on for a full year to achieve your MA. Both options are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), whose qualifications are a passport to a wide range of journalism jobs. You will take the NCTJ’s exams as part of your chosen course.

    Kingston is one of only two universities in London with an NCTJ-accredited postgraduate MA/Postgraduate Diploma. All our tutors are practising journalists with a wide range of experience and contacts in newspapers, magazines and online.

    Course programme
    You will develop a range of professional and practical skills to equip you for a job in journalism, including news and feature writing, public affairs, media law and shorthand. You will have the opportunity to help launch, write for and edit a new online edition of the journalism department’s existing newspaper. You will also undertake at least one industry work placement. The course will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills and give you the chance to carry out independent academic research.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Course programme
    -Newswriting
    -The News Business
    -Journalism and the Courts
    -Journalism and the Law
    -Journalists and Government
    -Hands-on Journalism

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