Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Why choose this course? – Kingston is ranked No.1 in London for journalism and publishing (Guardian University League tables 2021). – You’ll have many opportunities to do work experience and internships in London, the hub of the UK’s media industry. You’ll be supported by our work placement scheme. – You’ll gain hands-on experience at our student-run River newspaper and River Online (a past winner of the Guardian Student Media Award newspaper of the year). About this course Are you looking for a course that prepares you for the demands of a career in journalism? By studying journalism at Kingston, you’ll develop skills in digital journalism, mobile reporting, video and social media, news and feature writing. You’ll also study the context of journalism within society. This degree can be tailored to your interests and career goals. Subjects include broadcast journalism, data journalism, magazine journalism, visual storytelling, or international, business, fashion or sports journalism. You’ll have the opportunity to produce your own live digital and print publications. Core subjects include news production, video, layout, ethics and media law. There’s also the opportunity to pursue a research project and to study abroad at one of our partner universities.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1

  • Digital Skills for Journalists
  • Journalism in the Wider World
  • Practical Journalism 1
  • Thinking about Journalism
Year 2
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Journalism in History and Literature
  • Journalism Research Paper
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Practical Journalism 2
Year 3
  • Journalism Dissertation
  • Journalism, Ethics and the Industry
  • Practical Journalism 3
  • Special Study: Literary Journalism and War
  • Specialist Journalism: Business
  • Specialist Journalism: Sport
- Specialist Journalism: Fashion

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £9250* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2021 and beyond. For international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Journalism at Kingston University - UCAS