By Sarah Reid
Journalism graduates from City University are highly likely to land a job in their chosen field, figures compiled by London Journalism Centre reveal.
Around 90% of graduates of the Angel based university’s 2011 News and Magazine MA courses (the most recent figures available) were working in journalism within six months of finishing their course. A number went straight into jobs on national newspapers.
Students who completed City’s International Journalism MA had more varied destinations, with just under 60% of graduates employed as journalists and 5% working in PR.
By contrast, only 47% of journalism graduates from Kingston University were employed or freelancing as journalists within six months of graduating. Another fifth were working in PR and communications, whilst 34% were in professions which had nothing to do with journalism, such as retail or customer service.
The cost of an undergraduate or postgraduate journalism degree at City is now approximately £9,000 per year, but comparable courses at Kingston University are not much cheaper. A Journalism BA at the outer London university costs £8,750 per year, whilst their one year Magazine or straight Journalism MA will set you back £6800.