Taught course

Multimedia Journalism

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. We also welcome applicants who do not have this academic qualification who are able to demonstrate in their application that they have relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The degree is NCTJ accredited and aims to produce future multimedia journalists with a strong professional journalism competence and attitude. It is designed to enable you to:

  • learn how to turn out crisp engaging copy against tight deadlines for print, radio and TV news, and how to record, film and edit material for broadcast
  • contextualise journalistic practice within a theoretical framework of journalism studies
  • understand the many transitional processes in the news landscape at local, regional, national and global level.

All skills and knowledge will be put to good use in three weeks of work placement and then synthesised in a substantial journalism project or a dissertation.

Course structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2014 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Autumn term: modules may include Broadcast Journalism (Radio) • International Journalism in Transition • Journalism, Law and Power • News Researching and Writing in a Multimedia Environment • Shorthand.

Spring term: modules may include Broadcast Journalism (TV) • Global News Industries • Journalism, Law and Power (continued) • Shorthand.

Summer term: you undertake a work placement and journalism project or an 18,000-word journalism research dissertation, supervised by research-active faculty.


Assessment includes NCTJ exams, term papers, portfolios of journalism, multimedia artefacts, critical reflections on practical work and examinations.

Information for international students

Please refer to column A on the overseas qualifications table: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2014/taught/3591/30477#qualifications

Fees and funding

The University of Sussex offers a range of generous scholarships of up to £3,000 for postgraduate scholars. These prestigious awards are designed to attract the most talented students and recognise the difficult funding climate. For full details of our scholarships, conditions and how to apply, please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2014

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 873481