Taught course

Multimedia Journalism

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Journalism, Information and Communications
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You will normally have a lower second class UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English Language proficiency.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Good journalism is essential to a functioning society. This course is designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in the diverse and fast-moving environment that is modern journalism and media.

Our core units will give you a solid foundation in the principles and practice of good journalism, and you’ll learn how to cover stories for print, web, TV, radio and how to adapt a story from one medium to another.

You'll then have the opportunity to develop a specialism and graduate with a bracketed degree title. Depending on your specialism, you could graduate with:

MA Multimedia Journalism (Data)
MA Multimedia Journalism (Magazine & Longform)
MA Multimedia Journalism (International)
MA Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast)

You’ll be taught by accomplished media professionals with backgrounds and connections in BBC TV and radio, local, regional and national newspapers and online news, so you can be sure you’re learning at the forefront of industry thinking and practice. And you’ll have the chance to develop your own industry connections through our placements, introducing you to the real working environment and enhancing your employability.

Designed to meet the requirements of media employers in the UK and beyond, you’ll amass a full and varied portfolio to present to potential employers on graduation.

Our graduates will be equipped to take on a leading role in a rapidly evolving global industry, with the confidence and knowledge to explore the potential of multi-platform news and features publishing.

Features and Benefits

  • Staff with industry experience - Learn from current and former reporters, editors and broadcasters who bring their experience into the classroom, extensive media experience and strong, professional contacts.
  • Employability focussed - This course will prepare you to take a leading role in a rapidly evolving global media industry.
  • Varied course content - Learn how to cover any story for print, web and broadcast and how to adapt a story from one medium to another. You’ll also explore the global potential of multi-platform news publishing.
  • A flexible degree - Develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to build a career in the industry with our practice-based course, even if you have no prior experience of journalism.
  • Incredible facilities - Learn in a vibrant and innovative environment and benefit from a range of high-spec facilities, including our in-house TV and radio studios and dedicated edit suites.
  • Future proofing - A strong emphasis on digital media with online course materials and research information, encouraging you to use multimedia skills while learning.
  • Real world experience - Work placements will introduce you to the real working environment and enable you to establish valuable contacts to assist employability.
  • Develop a portfolio - Emphasis on work output will enable you to amass a full and varied portfolio to present to potential employers.
  • Study in Manchester – one of the UK’s most exciting digital cities is packed with creative companies and has large scale news outlets at MediaCityUK such as BBC and ITV.
  • Excellent facilities - Benefit from a range of high-spec facilities, including our in-house TV and radio studios and dedicated edit suites in the new Arts and Humanities Building.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit: www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For further information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
International students
For further information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/

https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/how-to-apply/funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969