Kingston University London - Magazine Journalism MA

Kingston University London

Magazine Journalism MA

Kingston University was ranked No.3 in London for journalism, publishing and public relations in the Guardian University Guide League tables 2022.

Do you aspire to work in magazines? This course will give you the best possible start on the road to success. It addresses subjects such as writing, sub-editing, magazine production, blogging and design techniques, research skills, and how to generate lively, interactive content for the web.

This course features hands-on activities such as feature writing, interviewing, sub-editing, magazine production, blogging, and writing and uploading online copy.

In an editorial team, you will produce two magazines and a magazine website and undertake a placement on a published title.

You will also have the opportunity to study magazine design, production, fashion, and sports or data journalism. Finally, you will carry out a 12–15,000 word dissertation or a related practical project.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston has a successful partnership with magazine publisher Haymarket, which offers placements, joint projects, and job opportunities.
  • You will produce an online and print magazine. For the last three years it has been shortlisted for, and/or won, the national Student Publication Awards.
  • Our popular design classes will cover professional training in both InDesign and Photoshop. You will produce video journalism and podcasts as well as have access to the new media lab at our Knights Park campus and the new library's dedicated magazines/journals area.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in an essay-writing subject, demonstrating high standards of literacy.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.5 in Writing and at least 5.5 in each other element.

Career Prospects

Our Magazine Journalism MA prepares you to work in the magazine industry. It gets you ready for anything you might come across: from writing features for a women's weekly or putting together a news story for a trade publication to making a video or building a brand. It offers detailed, hands-on grounding in core journalistic skills, including feature writing, news gathering and writing, design, production and media law. Context is provided through the study of the business of magazines, ethics and journalistic practices. You can choose to study Teeline Shorthand as an optional extra.

Course Details

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops covering writing, interviewing, subediting, magazine production, blogging, and writing and uploading copy for the web. You will produce a magazine (print and online), and undertake at least one placement on a published title.

Year 1

Core Modules:
Journalism in Context: Law, Ethics and the Industry
Creating Magazines: Content and Context
Feature Writing
MA Journalism Dissertation
Practical Journalism Project
Not for credit:
Shorthand (Postgraduate)
Option Module:
Journalism Specialism

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