Taught course

Multimedia Journalism (print & online)

University of Westminster · PG Professional Communication

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1). Applicants who don’t meet the minimum criteria, but have relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to include a link to one sample of their own published work in their personal statement. This could be a sample of writing (in English), video or audio output (e.g. a blog post, a published news article, YouTube video or similar).

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers a hands-on curriculum that allows you to develop your core journalistic skills in print, online and social media management.

You will learn to master a broad variety of media formats from writing and reporting to social media and video. Besides writing, the course emphasises contemporary digital skills that will place you in high demand in an ever-changing world of content creation and distribution. These practical skills are underpinned with training in media law, ethics and regulation.

Whether your passion is current affairs, arts and culture, investigative features, travel, fashion, sport – or you are still deciding, our aim is to help you to find your first job in journalism.

The MA has been accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), which means we provide industry-backed journalism training for online, TV and radio. Our students regularly win BJTC awards, and the course has been awarded the BJTC award for excellence in teaching.

Our teaching staff are highly experienced journalism professionals, and our graduates go on to work with a variety of leading media organisations including BBC TV and Radio, BBC News Online, CNN, ITN, Russia Today, Al Jazeera, the Financial Times, Rolling Stone, and Cosmopolitan magazine and many other media houses in Britain and around the world.

Westminster is a leading provider in this academic discipline and is ranked top 10 among UK institutions for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2021. The University is also ranked 4th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022 for Research Quality in Communication and Media Studies.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in the speaking and writing.

Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page. As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)20 7915 5511