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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Medway Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

We are committed to offering PhD supervision for studies that explore contemporary issues in Journalism and news media.

Overview

We work closely with the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research and the Kent Law School along with the University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Industries on interdisciplinary PhD studies. We welcome PhD applications that focus on (but need not be limited to) political communications, travel journalism, conflict reporting, ethics, media law and regulation, lifestyle journalism, election coverage, trust and social media.

We offer two research programmes. Our MA by Research entails producing a 40,000 word thesis on a one year full-time / two year part-time basis. Our PhD programmes demand a high level of research and analysis resulting in theses of 75,000 words on a three year full-time / five year part time basis.

Teaching and assessment

The MA by Research entails producing a 40,000 word thesis; the PhD programmes demand a high level of research and analysis resulting in dissertations of 80,000 words.

Careers

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, postgraduate qualifications are becoming more attractive to employers seeking individuals who have finely tuned skills and abilities, which our programmes encourage you to hone. As a result of the valuable transferable skills developed during the course of your studies, career prospects for journalism graduates are wide ranging. Options include; an academic career in Journalism or a related discipline; a journalism career in a particular area of reportage; public policy research, media promotions, public affairs, marketing and public relations.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    129 64%

    29th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    20th

    7

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