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Journalism

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,A,B

No specific A-level subjects required. General Studies/Native Language not accepted.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120-136

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Journalism

**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.

Modules

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 methods

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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Journalism Publishing and Media

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Journalism

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
58%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Media professionals
19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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