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Course summary

We don’t believe you can learn journalism from a textbook which is why our NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree is highly practical. You’ll learn from journalists, not lecturers and you’ll work in our newsroom, not a classroom. As well as your degree you’ll also leave us with the industry-essential NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism meaning you’re ready to walk into a job the second you graduate. And News Associates is officially the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school so you’re in good hands. The best way to learn is by doing which is why work placements are integral to your course. We know it can be hard to juggle work experience alongside your degree when you’re not getting paid which is why we are the only journalism degree offering you up to £1,000 every summer to fund your placement or you can spend it on a journalism project of your choice. Perhaps you’d like to travel abroad and cover an unreported corner of the globe, or you’ve got a great idea for a multimedia project you’d like to see come to life – whatever you pick it’ll ensure you leave with an unrivalled portfolio. Looking for inspiration? Previous trainees have travelled to Dubai and Spain to work as journalists during their summer, they’ve filmed a boxing documentary in Bermuda and covered Cannes Film Festival…to name a few! We want you to be able to hit the ground running which is why every trainee is equipped with an iPad, a Dictaphone and a few other goodies on their first day. Our extensive guest speaker series and annual journalism conference means networking opportunities are endless. BBC media editor Amol Rajan, Financial Times undercover reporter Madison Marriage, Guardian homepage editor Claire Daly, The Sunday Times northern editor David Collins, Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford and BBC broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire are just a few of the speakers we’ve hosted. Journalism is constantly evolving and so is our degree. We want our trainees to live and breathe the changes happening in the media right now. You will learn everything from print to broadcast journalism, production to podcasts, social media and data journalism, and much more. Our campuses are fully equipped with green screens and autocues and all the equipment you need to enhance a broad variety of skills. As part of your NCTJ Diploma you’ll tackle the hugely-important shorthand, media law and journalism ethics. Interested in sports journalism? The work we do with our sister agency Sportsbeat means you’ll have the opportunity to cover live sport every weekend and you can study sports journalism as part of the NCTJ Diploma. From our campuses in London and Manchester we run well-established news websites meaning there is always a platform for your work. These are not student newspapers meaning you are getting real-life experience throughout your degree and will be cut above the rest when applying for jobs. Time is set aside during third year to make you as employable as possible. We run CV sessions and mock interviews – with professional journalists – and we’ll look over any job applications for you. We believe our work isn’t over until you’re a job. What is the NCTJ? The NCTJ stands for the National Council for the Training of Journalists, and it is something all major organisations will look for when hiring journalists. And we are the best in the business at teaching it. In 2020 and 2021, a record-breaking 100% of our graduates achieved a gold-standard NCTJ qualification. On top of that, an incredible 71% (2020) and 100% (2021) also achieved a first in their journalism degree. Our degree is validated by Plymouth Marjon University (who provide academic oversight and regulation) and together we’ll ensure you have all the transferable skills you need.


YEAR ONE - LEVEL 4 MODULE GUIDE NASC01 Research 1: The Investigative Journalist NASC02 News Reporting (immersive) NASC03 Broadcast: Mobile Journalism NASC04 Media Law NASC05 Public Affairs NASC06 Journalism Ethics YEAR TWO - LEVEL 5 MODULE GUIDE NASD01 Research 2: The story behind the story NASD02 Audio Journalism: radio and podcasts NASD03 Broadcast: On screen NASD04 Shorthand NASD05 Social Media NASD06 Preparing for the workplace YEAR THREE - LEVEL 6 MODULE GUIDE NASH01 Broadcast Journalism: Going live NASH02 Magazine: features NASH03 Marketing and PR NASH04 Journalism for a digital audience NASHP1 Honours Project: the long read

Assessment method

You will be assessed in the following ways: Assessment methods are based on the production of news stories, features (written and broadcast) and essays throughout the course. Assessments are largely coursework based with exams in the following NCTJ modules: Essential journalism Journalism ethics Media law and court reporting Journalism for a digital audience Public affairs Shorthand Sports journalism (optional)

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

We can only accept EU applications if the applicant is holding Settled or Pre-settled status

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

We can only accept EU applications if the applicant is holding Settled or Pre-settled status
Multimedia Journalism at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS