CfJ applicants

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Join our world!

Our multimedia newsrooms at the Centre for Journalism (CfJ) are the right place for you if you're looking for a professionally accredited qualification to prepare you for the most exciting and demanding of careers!

CfJ is part of the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ). LSSJ is a large, diverse, multidisciplinary Division with a shared ambition to make a difference; we strive to engage critically with social justice practices and projects at home and around the world. Our shared goal is to tell powerful stories and to interrogate how we can make society work better for all.

We can't wait to welcome you to Kent but, until then, we'll keep this page updated with helpful information, resources and links. Get in touch if you have any questions!

A passport to a job in journalism

Our programmes are fully accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) which means you graduate with an NCTJ Diploma – the closest thing there is to a passport to a job in UK journalism.

Be inspired by our students

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Kenneth Sanchez

Kenneth scooped a prestigious Amnesty Media Award for his final-year digital storytelling project 

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Lizzie Massey

Lizzie won ‘Best Use of Digital Media’ at the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2020

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Laoise Gallagher

Laoise was hired as a magazine feature writer whilst still completing her final year of studies

Adam Landau

Adam's final-year documentary won ‘Best student project’ at the 2020 NCTJ Awards for Excellence 

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Our graduates get great jobs

Our graduates get great jobs with organisations such as the BBC, ENVY Post Productions, Sky, Reuters, The Sun, The Financial Times, Channel 5, the Daily Mail, ITV, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Vogue, the South China Morning Post, ITV Productions and at newspapers the length and breadth of the UK.

Newsroom Culture

The best way for you to learn journalism is to go out and be a journalist. Talk to real people about real stories. And publish them in newspapers and magazines, and on television, radio and websites. We treat you as a media professional from day one. 

Welcome to CfJ!

Discover what's on offer for you at the Centre for Journalism

"We have a family feel to the place."

Head of CfJ Ian Reeves welcomes you to our international community

Taught by experts

Your teachers are working journalists with decades of experience at the highest level of newspaper, television, radio and online newsrooms.

Teaching is by a variety of methods including masterclasses, lectures, seminars, films and small group discussions. 

You participate in regular Live News Days, during which you work to deadline to produce live radio and television bulletins and newspaper pages, and to update websites. 

A lot of our teaching takes place in newsrooms and broadcast studios rather than in lecture theatres. You are taught in a multimedia newsroom environment with access to industry-standard equipment and software that enables you to produce professional standard output.

You also gain a grounding in rigorous academic skills; our core degrees include significant and challenging academic components in history, law, regulation, visual theory and more.

Tell powerful stories

Our vision is for you to become a multimedia professional.

From student to working journalist

Emma Rae Woodhouse secured a job as an Output Producer for Sky News

What support is available?

We're committed to helping you gain the maximum benefit from your study. We want you to have every opportunity to fulfil your academic potential, regardless of background. Explore some of the sources of support you'll find available at Kent, within LSSJ, and within CfJ via the links below.

Explore our facilities

Using our Apple Mac workstations you learn sound and video editing, lighting, sound production, magazine layout and digital content production developing expertise in the same software used by professionals across the country. Our facilities include two radio studios, and a teaching TV studio.

Whistle-stop tour

Join Ollie on a whistle-stop tour of our state-of-the-art facilities at CfJ.

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Kent's historic campus at Medway

Join Kent student Timi as he takes you on a tour of our Medway campus

The iconic Drill Hall Library

Discover the range of library resources available to you. Step inside with this virtual tour and get a feel for the building and study space within.