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London Metropolitan University

Multimedia Journalism (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: P504

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You will be required to have an English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Multimedia journalism

**Why study this course?**

Our Multimedia Journalism (including foundation year) BA (Hons), is the perfect choice if you’d like to gain a bachelor’s degree in journalism and/or media but don’t meet the entry requirements for the three-year course.

The preparatory year will improve your academic skills, allowing you to approach undergraduate study with more confidence.

**More about this course**

This undergraduate degree is an exciting gateway into the academic and professional world of journalism and media. The programme is designed to engage you in the theories, techniques and practices of traditional media, as well as the ever-changing digital media industry.

The foundation year will improve your research, critical thinking and reasoning skills that will allow you to construct arguments in written form and produce materials for different media formats. You’ll also be introduced to theories and practices used by contemporary journalists and media professionals, so that you can explore relevant topics before more in-depth study during the following years.

You’ll share the foundation year with students from other courses completing a foundation year. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about different areas of media and journalism and a chance to expand your social network beyond your course.

To learn more about the subsequent three years of your studies, please visit our Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons) course page. After Year 0 of the programme you’ll join students who are beginning their studies in Year 1, graduating with the same award and title as them.

If, following your foundation year, you’ll find that you would prefer to study another film, journalism or media course, there will be some flexibility to allow you to switch.

Modules

Year 0 modules include: Introduction to Media and Communications; Introduction to Film, TV and Broadcast Media; Foundations of Digital; Introduction to Journalism and Writing Media.
Year 1 modules include: Journalism: History and Ideas; Practical Journalism; Creative Digital Imaging; Digital Video and Sound Design.
Year 2 modules include: Media Law and Ethics: Public Administration; Responsive Web Design; Advanced Reporting; Journalism Work Placement; Social Media and Data Journalism; Extension of Knowledge Module.
Year 3 modules include: Creating Packages; Broadcast Journalism; Journalism Project; Digital Media Project; Arts Journalism; Campaigning Journalism; Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism; Digital Management and Enterprise.

Assessment methods

We will use a variety of methods to assess your performance, including essays, reports, portfolio work and written and group research projects. The final project will be an article of publishable quality.

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:

School of Media, Culture and Communications

TEF rating:

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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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Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
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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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