Overview Truth-seekers and storytellers apply here. If you want to make a difference in the world, hold power to account, and find out what’s really going on, then this is the course for you. As a future journalist, you’ll be fascinated by the world around you, have a determination to succeed and excellent communication skills. We’ll teach you how to find and research stories for TV, radio, social media and online. You’ll learn investigative skills and how to find and use data. You’ll understand the political structures that deliver the public services, and you’ll practice inclusive journalism, working with diverse communities to help them tell their stories. Importantly you’ll also learn about UK media law so you can do the job professionally. We’re based in the Department of Politics at UEA, so we have a strong focus on asking the tough questions of those who make, and sometimes break, the law. About This Course On this Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism degree, you’ll be taught by lecturers with extensive and recent experience of journalism and broadcasting. You will learn core journalistic skills such as story finding, researching, writing, audio and video recording and editing, presentation skills, interviewing, news package production, court reporting, longer programme making, data and investigative journalism and website production. You’ll develop an understanding of media regulation and law including court reporting, defamation, privacy, copyright and other legal constraints. Some of your modules will be taught on campus, but much of your teaching will take place at our dedicated media centre in the heart of Norwich, ‘Broadcast House.’ We are based in the former studios of Radio Broadland and Heart Radio in the centre of this attractive and newsworthy city. The building was refitted by UEA in 2021 and is home to three purpose built soundproofed studios, equipped with a radio studio, a TV studio, and a flexible space. We also have a 24-seat newsroom with Adobe Audition, Premier Pro and Burli workstations, and modern TV gallery. The best journalistic work by students will be published on UEA Journalism website. You’ll complete 15 days of assessed industry placement (or an industry engagement portfolio) as an essential part of your course. You will also participate in at least 15 newsdays in both years 2 and 4, which will prepare you for life as a working journalist, closely mirroring practice within professional broadcast or online newsrooms. From the moment you enter the UEA newsroom, your tutors will work alongside and encourage you to maximise your potential. On BA Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism with a Placement Year, you’ll normally spend 9-12 months of your third year in a placement, gaining invaluable working experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk
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Additional entry requirements
If your application tells us that you're capable and enlivened by your chosen course, we will invite you to a one-to-one online interview with one of our experienced journalists. This is a chance to meet us, discuss the course and tell us about your interest in Journalism, giving you a taste of what it would be like to study it here at UEA. You'll be asked to talk about your favourite news programme, for example, and what kind of articles you'd enjoy writing, and you'll also have the chance to talk about your current studies, extra-curricular interests and what excites you about being a journalist.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5||IELTS: 7.5 overall (minimum 7.5 in each component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|