Kingston University London - Journalism and Media BA (Hons)

Kingston University London

Journalism and Media BA (Hons)

Are you considering a career in journalism or media? This practical course will give you an excellent start, preparing you for the changes and challenges that you'll meet along the way. You'll gain the skills to communicate effectively across diverse media and markets.

You'll research, design, and produce a range of media products, developing skills in project management and team-working. Live projects include creating and producing the campus newspaper and news website, The River.

Through practical modules, you'll develop your writing, editing, and production skills. You'll also acquire an understanding of the legal and ethical implications that may apply to your work.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston is ranked No.2 in London for journalism and media (Guardian University League tables 2023).
  • Kingston's media facilities include industry-standard software, two dedicated newsrooms, and a broadcast media suite.
  • You'll gain invaluable experience through a journalistic work placement. This experience, alongside your portfolio, will enhance your employability in the communications sector.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    120-136 for BA (Hons); 48 for BA (Hons) including foundation year.

  • Level 3 qualifications, not including General Studies (A-levels, BTEC Diploma, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access Diploma, IB Diploma, etc.).

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with 6.5 in Writing and all other elements at 5.5.

Career Prospects

Students on the course develop leading-edge knowledge and expertise in multi-media journalism and digital media production and go on to work as reporters, communications officers, content creators, production assistants, producers, and more in top media organizations like Guardian Media Group, the BBC, Channel 4, Express Group, and Haymarket Media Group. 

Students gain a range of transferable skills including research, initiative, leadership, team building, interview techniques, and the ability to produce precise, accurate, engaging writing to tight deadlines. Kingston journalism graduates are highly sought after with 100% working in graduate jobs or undertaking postgraduate study (DHLE data 2016).

Career opportunities after completing Journalism and Media BA (Hons)

  • Corporate communications specialist.
  • Editor. 
  • Grant writer.
  • Public relations specialist.
  • Reporter. ...
  • Social media specialist.
  • Sports information director. 
  • Technical writer.

Course Details

Each level is made up of four modules each worth 30 credit points. Typically, a student must complete 120 credits at each level.

In 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.

The final year Media Research Project is a Capstone module that 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.

Year 1

Practical Journalism 1
Thinking about Journalism
Media Now: Texts, Practices and Events
Digital Media Foundations

Year 2

Core Modules:
Practical Journalism 2
Researching the Media: Key Theories and Methods
Optional Modules:
Magazine Journalism
Journalism in History and Literature
Broadcast Journalism
Digital Media Production
Digital Storytelling
Identity and Difference

Year 3

Core Modules:
Practical Journalism 3
Media Research Project
Optional Modules:
Journalism Specialism
Journalism, Ethics and the Industry
Issues in Contemporary Media and Culture
Professional Communication Skills
Television Production

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