Taught course

Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media

Entry requirements

Applicants must have proven experience in journalism or media production (for example, video, audio, web production or print)..

You should have evidence of your passion for new forms of journalism, along with a strong and inquiring mind and a tendency not to take no for an answer!

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism is a cutting edge course designed to give students the online and multiplatform skills needed to work within a growing number of jobs in the media and beyond.

Studying under internationally renowned course leaders in a city with a vibrant cultural sector students will learn exciting new skills in interactivity and data journalism, social media storytelling, online and broadcast journalism, multimedia production and content strategy.
Students can choose to focus on either the online journalism route or the international broadcast journalism route.
Masters level study is built around the independent development of the individual’s chosen path. Students will be expected to spend one third of their time - 12 hours per week - within classroom activities split across three classes, with the remainder of time spent on independent study and practice of the techniques explored. There will also be additional opportunities to participate in newsroom production and events.
As part of their study on the course students will experience: live newsrooms within various contexts, from online-only to broadcast newsrooms with associated online presence; data-driven investigations that put a human face and establish the facts on topical issues and experimentation with new forms of storytelling, from virtual reality and bots to interactivity and new social media platforms.
Students can choose to undertake an industry placement of 72 hours, work with a client on a project or research entrepreneurship in practice.

Information for international students

Good spoken and written English are vital. IELTS level 6.5 is a minimum.

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595