Course Type: Higher Education Postgraduate
Centre: Kingston University
Region: Greater London
Duration: 9-12 months
About the course:
Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) for over a decade, this is a fast-paced, hands-on course which will get you ready for the workplace. Our excellent employment rates (100 per cent for our 2019 graduating cohort) are testament to our determination to give you the confidence and skills you need to get your first job in this highly competitive industry.
Kingston – ranked first in London for Journalism and Publishing in the Guardian University Guide 2020 – is the only university in the capital to offer the NCTJ diploma alongside a news journalism degree. As well as core reporting, writing and digital journalism skills, you will learn media law, ethics, public affairs and shorthand. You can also choose from a range of specialisms, including sports journalism, data journalism, broadcast journalism and feature-writing.
As well as teaching you practical skills, the course will engage you in discussion and debate about the state and future of the industry, and the legal, political and ethical context in which journalists operate. All of the modules are taught by practising journalists with a wide range of experience and contacts.
NCTJ elective modules offered:
- Broadcast journalism
- Media law court reporting
- Production journalism
- Public affairs for journalists
“I think the main reason I chose Kingston was because of the variety on the course. I knew before I started the course that I wanted to be a journalist, but I didn’t know what type of journalism, so the mix of print, the option to do broadcast, shorthand, the NCTJ, really helped lay everything out for me and helped me decide what I wanted to do with my career afterwards.
“I loved learning at Kingston. I found it a really great experience. The main part of that was the personal element. I really felt like every single one of my tutors knew me really well after a really short time, knew the way I worked and what suited me.
“I think there was value in every module I did, but particularly the modules teaching me about reporting. I really use those skills in my job now as a producer at CNN International in London. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is thinking of starting a career in journalism.”
- Jaya Sharma, producer, CNN International
Job destinations of recent graduates include:
- Camden New Journal
- CNN International
- Daily Express
- South London Press
For admissions enquiries, please contact Fiona O'Brien at [email protected].