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London Metropolitan University

Multimedia Journalism

UCAS Code: P503

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level


Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from three or more A levels).

Access to HE Diploma


Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 6 credits with Distinction and 24 at Merit and level 2 passes in Communication units.QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma


Scottish Higher


A minimum of 114 UCAS tariff points to include four passes at Higher level.

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Course option


Full-time | 2018

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4 years | Part-time day | 2018



**Why study this course?**London Mets Multimedia Journalism BA degree provides you with skills for writing for online, TV and radio platforms. Youll work in groups on news days and news weeks creating magazines, bulletins and podcasts to develop the skills used by journalists and establish your own online media presence. Well also teach you the techniques for gathering and telling stories, as well as the academic skills for analysing and creating arguments. Upon completion of the course, youll be equipped with a strong portfolio of skills, making you well prepared to enter the rapidly changing media marketplace. You can find out more about our students' experience studying journalism by taking a look at their Tumblr page.**More about this course**This undergraduate course offers a lively and professional introduction to the practices and ideas of multimedia journalism. By developing a range of writing techniques for different media outlets and covering breaking news, youll learn the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing journalism industry.Youll have access to London Mets state-of-the-art Newsroom - a 100,000 facility with over 40 computers, including Apple Macs, and flat screen TVs. We provide video cameras, microphones and memory cards for you to use in your assessment pieces, while the Reporters Room is also available with its own supply of Apple Macs and PCs.Therell be visits to newspapers like The Guardian and The Evening Standard and TV studios including the BBC and Bloomberg, helping you experience what it's like in environments where the news is made. The Universitys London location provides you with a wealth of relevant work-related learning opportunities to give your career a headstart.Our students have had placements at media organisations including InStyle Magazine, BBC Radio 1, Your Media London, Islington Gazette, Hayes FM, Business In The Community, Bracknell News, October Films, sport.co.uk, Bliss, Press Association, Sunday Times, ITN and Cambridge Evening News as well as the Daily Mail.Our staff have worked at top providers, including the BBC, IRN, Sunday Times and The Guardian. Recent visitors have included Rossalyn Warren from Buzzfeed, Professor Steve Jones talking about science in journalism, while Gary Younge from the Guardian and the BBCs Tom Symonds spoke on the big news stories of their time.You can follow London Met's latest journalism updates on Twitter and Tumblr for news and events from alumni, students and staff. When you are accepted onto the course, you will also be able to join our Facebook group for further news and networking.**What our students say**I really enjoyed the course, it was well structured and informative. I can never get enough of the incredible guest speakers talking about interesting topics - I always made sure to attend these.National Student SurveyThe teaching has always been good. The teachers themselves are friendly and make our lessons fun. We have lots of equipments and facilities to use, which personally I believe is the best aspect about the course.National Student Survey


Year 1 modules include:

Creative Digital Imaging (core, 30 credits)
Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits), Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)
Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Advanced Reporting (core, 30 credits)
Journalism Work Placement (core, 15 credits)
Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)
Responsive Web Design (core, 30 credits)
Data Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Social Media Strategies (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Broadcast Journalism (core, 30 credits)
Creating Packages (core, 30 credits)
Digital Media Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
Journalism Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Digital Management and Enterprise (option, 30 credits)
Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through individual written and group research projects, and for your final dissertation you’ll write a publishable article.

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