Taught course

Journalism and Multimedia Communications

Southampton Solent University · School of Business, Law and Communications

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have a passion for journalism? Are you looking to further your career and increase your knowledge of multimedia communications and content? With an emphasis on brand journalism, content creation and campaign management across paid, owned, earned and shared platforms, Southampton Solent’s MA Journalism and Multimedia Communications will leave you well-placed to bring these skills to the workplace.

Journalism is about crafting and managing communication, altering perceptions and changing people’s lives. The power of a journalist comes through their ability to hold people to account. This course places you alongside the creative pathways of advertising and public relations enabling you to forge innovative and far reaching working relationships.

The course focuses on journalism as an originator of content and a driver of perception as they meet the boundaries of communications.

Media planning is central to the role of a journalist and managing content begins with understanding the complexities of a market and its individual needs. The roles of sources within authority are balanced with those available through social media to engage audiences and to maintain a technologically savvy media message. The digital journalism industry continues to drive content through the trusted pillars of truth and objectivity, focusing on trust of brand and individual media personality.

The teaching team are industry professionals and the course covers the development of journalism content that is fit for professional media and engages the audience.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking;
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students;
  • or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fees: £6,750, part-time fees: £3,375 per year
International students
Full-time fees: £11,500, for part-time fees please contact us for more information

Bursaries and scholarships

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
+44 (0)23 8201 3039