Kingston University is ranked No. 1 in London for journalism, publishing and public relations (Guardian University Guide league tables 2020).
Both journalism and the media sector are in constant flux. The digital world is changing the face of how the industry operates, offering exciting challenges to the next generation of media professionals. This course is designed to develop multi-skilled, entrepreneurial graduates, armed with the confidence to thrive in the journalism and media industries. It will equip students with the cutting-edge business, content and creative skills required for communication practice across diverse media and markets.
The programme of study will enable you to tailor your degree to suit your interests, employment or enterprise goals. It will support you in developing the ability and confidence to originate and research concepts, produce content and communicate effectively.
The lively interactive lecture, seminar and workshop format will make use of our digital computer labs with industry-standard software. You’ll also benefit from a dedicated newsroom and broadcast media suite.
Year 1In the first year, you'll be introduced to particular media forms and genres and to relevant conceptual frameworks for the analysis of media and culture. You'll acquire specific skills for successful study through the seminar activities and assessment tasks for the four core modules.
Year 2In Year 2, you'll build on the theoretical and conceptual understandings developed in your first year on the core module Theories of Mass and New Media. You will also study the legal requirements of journalism in Practical Journalism 2 and you can diversify through studies in global political communication and the history of journalism. You can study abroad or take a work placement in your second year at locations in Europe, the United States, and Australia.
Final YearThe final year Media Research Project is a Capstone module which offers you the opportunity to develop a project showcasing the media knowledge and understanding you have developed throughout your degree. You'll have to publicly present the work produced in this module at the end of the academic year. You can focus your project around a traditional 10-12,000-word dissertation, a media product, or a workplace project produced as part of a company placement.
- Practical Journalism 3
- Media Research Project
- Journalism, Ethics and the Industry – Optional Module
- Issues in Media and Cultural Studies – Optional Module
- Specialist Journalism: Fashion – Optional Module
- Specialist Journalism: Sport – Optional Module
- Special Study: Television Production – Optional Module
- @ Work in the Media Industries – Optional Module