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MA - Multimedia Journalism

University of Kent    Centre for Journalism

Full time & Part time September MA Full-time: 1 year; 2 years part-time 25 September 2022

About the course

Postgraduate programmes in journalism at Kent offer you the opportunity to research and learn in an environment that combines excellence in the practice of convergent, multimedia journalism with intellectual leadership in the history, ethics and future of the news industry.

The MA Multimedia Journalism sets graduates from a wide range of backgrounds on to a career path in the news industry. You learn to report for newspapers, websites, radio and television to a professional standard, while completing the National Council for the Training of Journalists' (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism. Study at the only UK university which is co-located with a professional TV station, with opportunities for paid internships and invaluable work experience.

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Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant academic subject (eg, politics, history, English, international relations) and demonstrable interest in and aptitude for journalism. Suitably qualified applicants will be invited for interview and will be required to sit an entrance test.

For 2022, in response to the challenges caused by Covid-19 we will consider applicants either holding or projected a 2:2. This response is part of our flexible approach to admissions whereby we consider each student and their personal circumstances. If you have any questions, please get in touch.


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Student Profile(s)

Sarah Perryman

What made you want to go into this area of study?
I had always planned on going to graduate school. Though I initially considered studying Publishing or PR, I ended up deciding that an MA in Multimedia Journalism both suited my interests better and would afford me more versatile skills in the long run.

Why did you choose to study at Kent?
Honestly, Kent wasn’t my first choice until I interviewed with Tim Luckhurst. Before my interview, I was pretty sure I wanted to go to University of Sussex, but once I spoke with Tim I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. I was so impressed that he not only took the time to answer all of my questions, but he also gave me a tour of the campus and showed me the resources that Kent has to offer. To me, it seemed like a great sign of a supportive culture within the faculty. I wasn’t wrong — they’re fantastic.
What are you particularly enjoying about your studies here?
How much I’ve learned. Almost everything that we’ve covered in classes has been entirely new to me, so I feel as though I’m not just re-hashing things I studied previously. I love that we are being taught to use programs like Adobe Creative Suite and have been put in real-life situations, like on news days, where we are expected to put together a radio program or newspaper in four hours.

Which modules have you enjoyed the most so far, and why?
Practical Multimedia Journalism, because playing with Audition, InDesign, and Photoshop is fun. I also really enjoy Media Law, but that’s because I’m a bit of a judicial nerd.

What about the teaching?
I couldn’t ask for better professors. They are all so passionate and so willing to help you achieve your goals. They ask a lot of you, but they are also understanding of how demanding the course is.

What are the facilities like in the Centre for Journalism and on campus generally?
Wonderful, so far I’ve never had an issue because of lack of resources. Between the newsroom and the library, we have everything we need.

What is the level of support like here for postgraduates?
As I mentioned before, the culture of support at Kent is one of the main reasons that I chose this university. The professors are always willing to help and librarians are also very helpful for research questions and offer program tutorials.


The Daily Mail Scholarship, funded by Associated Newspapers, will be awarded to a gifted postgraduate student of multimedia journalism at the University of Kent's Centre for Journalism.

The Centre invites all students who win places on our MA in Multimedia Journalism to compete for the award which is worth £5,000.

The scholar will also enjoy a valuable work placement at what is generally considered to be the UK’s most successful news-gathering business.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000 plus work placement at the Daily Mail


In order to apply applicants must confirm acceptance of their place on the MA in Multimedia Journalism. The scholarship is non-transferable and can only be awarded to full-time students studying in the Centre for Journalism.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a story written in the style of the Daily Mail. They should specify which section of the newspaper their story is designed for. Applicants should ensure that their story is written in a style that accurately reflects the real contents of the relevant section. They should ensure that their story is of the right length and that it is set out in an appropriate manner (e.g. use of sub-headings, headlines etc.). Applications should be submitted, usually by the end of the autumn term, to the head of department.

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The Stationers' Foundation Postgraduate Bursary is available to a student holding an offer for the MA in Multimedia Journalism. It is worth £6,000 to the winning applicant, and the bursary also includes mentoring from a senior professional journalist in the newspaper or magazine industry. The closing date us usually in early June for students expecting to start their postgraduate study in September.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Applicants must normally be under 25 on 1st September, resident in the UK, and classified as paying UK tuition fees. If you are between 25 and 30 and wish to apply, please discuss your application with the relevant Course Director and Administrator. Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the Centre for Journalism's Multimedia Journalism MA and should not be in receipt of another major award (e.g. an AHRC award). Awards will take into account the applicant's financial circumstances.

Application Procedure

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Applications must be supported by two references, one academic and one personal from someone of standing who can support the financial statements made in the application.

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-Graduates of the University of Kent are eligible for the award if they meet the stated conditions
-Where students are required to continue their studies beyond their original period of registration, the award will only be provided for that original period of registration
Further details

The Centre for Journalism is pleased to offer this scholarship to all overseas students (including EU students) to support their studies at the University of Kent.

This award provided a stipend of £2,500 to entrants who meet the stated eligibility conditions. The scholarship will be given in a single instalment in the second term of the programme. The University will assess eligibility for the award after an application for entry to International Multimedia Journalism MA has been submitted. No further application for the award is required.


Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,500 stipend


-Be classified by the University of Kent as an overseas student or EU student for tuition fee purposes
-Be fully self-funding your studies
-Have firmly accepted an offer of a place on the International Multimedia Journalism MA at the Medway Campus of the University of Kent for entry in September 2021 and have met the academic conditions of entry/be accepted for entry

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