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London Metropolitan University

Multimedia Journalism

UCAS Code: P503

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:24,P:15

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

28

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

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

UCAS Tariff

112
86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time day | 2020

Subject

Multimedia journalism

**Why study this course?**

London Met’s Multimedia Journalism BA degree provides you with skills for writing for online, TV and radio platforms. You’ll 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. We’ll 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, you’ll 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, you’ll learn the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing journalism industry.

You’ll have access to London Met’s 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.

You'll benefit from visits to some of the capital's leading newspapers and broadcasting houses. In the past, our students have visited the offices of The Guardian and the Evening Standard as well as TV studios including the BBC and Bloomberg, helping you experience what it's like in environments where the news is made. The University’s London location provides you with a wealth of relevant work-related learning opportunities to give your career a head start.

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 BBC’s 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 Survey

“The 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

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Creative Technologies and Digital Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Journalism

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Journalism roles are very sought after, and competition fierce, and with the Internet disrupting business models, this is likely to continue. It's not impossible to get into roles with a first degree — quite a few do - but they can often be insecure or on a freelance basis, and a lot of jobs in journalism go to postgraduates. Unpaid work is not the norm for new journalists, but it’s rather more common than for other roles, as personal contacts and work experience are important ways for would-be journalists to get their target jobs. The skills you can gain from a journalism degree can be useful in a range of industries, and so grads from these courses can be found in a wide range of jobs - first degree graduates often get jobs in marketing and PR where their skills at drafting copy to deadlines are appreciated. London tends to dominate the jobs market for journalism graduates - a quarter of journalism graduates went to work there - but 2015 graduates found opportunities elsewhere, particularly in larger cities with good local media.

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