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BA (Hons) Journalism including Foundation Year

Kingston University London
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Course UCAS code: P501
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
**Why choose this course?** The Guardian University Guide 2018 has ranked us first in London and fourth in the UK for Journalism and Publishing. Progression into work or further study stands at 100 per cent. The National Student Survey 2017 showed that 90 per cent of our students are employed within six months of finishing the course, with 60 per cent working as media professionals. In addition, our graduates' first job salaries after six months of finishing the course reach £25,000 - higher than the UK average of £19,000 for journalism graduates. ‬‬‬‬‬ Our alumni have progressed to roles such as senior broadcast journalist at the BBC, digital news editor at OK! Magazine, sports journalist at the Daily Star, and picture editor at The Sun. They also work in the business press, broadcasting, PR and media-related roles like fashion copywriter. **Foundation year - Humanities & Arts** If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the humanities or arts. At Kingston these include Creative Writing, Dance, English Literature, English Language and History. Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a humanities or arts degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.
Examples of modules: Foundation year - Becoming an Independent Learner - Radical Imaginations - Being Human: History and the History of Ideas - Communication in Context and Practice Year 1 - Digital Skills for Journalists - Journalism in the Wider World - Practical Journalism 1 - Thinking about Journalism Year 2 - Broadcast Journalism - Digital Detectives: data journalism - Journalism in History and Literature - Journalism Research Paper - Magazine Journalism Practical Journalism 2 Year 3 - Dissertation - Journalism, Ethics and the Industry - Journalism Specialism: Arts and Entertainment - Practical Journalism 3 - Special Study: Literary Journalism and War - Specialist Journalism: Business - Special Study: Covering Conflict - Specialist Journalism: Fashion - Special Study: Journalism and Feminism - Specialist Journalism: Sport - Special Study: The Truth-Seekers - Investigative Journalism from Pulitzer to Palast
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15 January

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A very supportive environment, with a comforting and lush market town surrounding campus in lovely Surrey. It’s a such a beautiful campus, but if you fancy a bit of excitement, the centre of London's only 20 minutes away – the best of both worlds, really. And there's a really friendly atmosphere, especially with the Student Union who are incredibly helpful, very friendly and considerate. There’s loads going on throughout the year – for one, the food festival hits town just as Freshers gets going, so you can meet your new flatmates and find new and exotic hangover cures!

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  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Good because there is all the help you would need and a student environment
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    I love it, I feel so independent and glad I have chosen Kingston
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