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Course summary

The mix of broadcasting and online writing in this intensely practical course sharpens the defining elements of cutting-edge journalism. Using industry-standard facilities, you’ll take key roles on all of our media outlets. Why study MA Multimedia Journalism at BU?

  • Develop your skills in news writing, TV production, radio production, digital production, photography and web content management
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of media regulation, issues with press and broadcasting freedoms and approaches to the role of journalism and journalists, along with ethical dilemmas and professional codes of conduct
  • Attend weekly seminars structured in a news day format where you’ll learn how to produce your own radio and TV bulletins and packages
  • Produce a portfolio of eye-catching, strikingly original stories to present to potential employers
  • Publish your work on The Breaker, the news and features site run by BU’s MA Journalism students
  • Benefit from BU’s close industry links through a three-week work placement with a major news organisation.
Course accreditation This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the UK’s largest industry-backed higher education training body for multiplatform, broadcast and mobile journalism, this course will provide you with the necessary skills to undertake a successful career in this fast-paced industry.

Modules

Multimedia Reporting Skills; Journalism in Global Contexts; Legal & Ethical Context; Digital Journalism; Professional Placement; Journalism Project. Option Units* (choose two): Immersive & Interactive Storytelling; Documentary Journalism; New Media Innovation; Investigative Journalism; Media & Global Challenge. *Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may only be available on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9500 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University - UCAS