Do you want to be a journalist?

Would you like to learn the skills you need to challenge fake news and get work in a twenty first century newsroom? Now, Kent’s award-winning Centre for Journalism is pleased to offer the Year in Journalism. This freestanding, self-contained year, is open to students from other Schools in the University of Kent and can be taken after stage two or three (that is, between your second and final year, or after your final year). The programme is fully accredited by the National Council for the Tranining of Journalists.

Journalism is more than an exciting and glamorous occupation. At its best, by informing what millions believe, holding power to account and challenging injustice, it reinforces the most cherished values of democratic societies

How does the Year in Journalism fit into my degree?

During the year, you will work exclusively within the Centre for Journalism. You will learn in a live newsroom environment, complete with dedicated radio and television studios. Your tutors will include working reporters, former editors of national newspapers and specialist correspondents. You will study for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism. This nationally recognised professional qualification is the passport to a career in journalism.  You will then return to your home School and graduate (if successful) with your current degree title augmented with the words with a Year in Journalism.

The Year in Journalism is suitable for you if you are a current Kent undergraduate and if:

  • You are fascinated by current affairs
  • You want to have a career as a professional, multimedia reporter
  • You want to earn a valuable professional qualification
  • You would like to get real work experience including the opportunity to work as an intern at KMTV, the commercial television station for Kent  


How do I apply?

Fill in the simple form here.

Year in Journalism Kickstart Lunch

Enjoy free lunch with staff and students from the Centre for Journalism at one of our the kickstart lunches on Thursday, 28th February 2019 or Thursday, 07th March 2019 in the Colyer-Fergusson Foyer. Come and join us at any time between 12:30 and 15:00. Book your place at the kickstart lunch at

Introducing our new Year in Journalism programme