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MA Multimedia Journalism

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

MA Multimedia Journalism will enable you to cover any news story for the web, television, radio or print. It also offers the opportunity to specialise in areas such as radio and TV documentary, investigative journalism, and digital magazines.

In the ever-changing media landscape, core journalistic skills are more at a premium than ever. The mix of broadcasting and online writing in this intensely practical course sharpens the defining elements of cutting-edge journalism. You will produce live news and broadcast bulletins across the internet, gathering news and feature stories both nationally and locally. Using professional-standard studios and newsrooms, you will be encouraged to take key roles as editors, news editors, convergence editors, and reporters on all of our media outlets. 

The ways in which we select our students are socially inclusive, and we have a broad mix of international and UK students studying with us. The course suits new entrants to the profession and those wishing to extend their skills across different media, at home and abroad.

It is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), which means it teaches practical journalism skills to a professional standard.

Learn more about our journalism courses from Dr Karen Fowler-Watt, Head of the School of Journalism, English and Communication

The School of Journalism, English & Communication is delighted to once again sponsor the British Journalism Awards, watch the highlights video.  

BAFTA Scholarship

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the world-leading independent arts charity, is offering a UK Scholarship Programme to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, games and television. Applicants for this course are eligible to apply. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.

Find out more about the BAFTA Scholarship.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Accreditations:

Broadcast Journalism Training Council

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Download the programme specification (pdf 419kb)

Placement opportunities

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to spend at least three weeks on a professional placement. This takes place during breaks in the course.

The Faculty of Media & Communication has a range of established, high-profile contacts which offer excellent placement opportunities. Organisations our students have previously worked with on placements include the BBC, the Press Association, Sky News, Associated Press and The Independent.

Your application

As part of your application, we want to know about you and why you think journalism is valuable and distinctive in the evolving globalised world, and how you adapt to stress and creative pressures. We are also very interested to know how you think technology links to the work of the modern journalist.

Of course we need to know of any journalism experience you have had or any experience that shows your suitable skills in communication and sharing ideas. A special interest or passionate commitment to international issues or sports can be useful to inspire your journalism.

Entry requirements

Careers

In this course you'll cover radio, television, print and online journalism, which will prepare you for a fast-changing industry where emphasis is placed on multi-media.

Given the range of skills they develop through this course, our graduates have gone on to work across various media and often make rapid progress into senior positions.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the multimedia journalism sector, which is integrated into the teaching of this course. 

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