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Multimedia Journalism - BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

London Met’s Multimedia Journalism BA degree provides you with skills for writing for online, TV and radio platforms. You’ll work in groups on news days and news weeks creating magazines, bulletins and podcasts to develop the skills used by journalists and establish your own online media presence. We’ll also teach you the techniques for gathering and telling stories, as well as the academic skills for analysing and creating arguments. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be equipped with a strong portfolio of skills, making you well prepared to enter the rapidly changing media marketplace. You can find out more about our students' experience studying journalism by taking a look at their Tumblr page.

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This undergraduate course offers a lively and professional introduction to the practices and ideas of multimedia journalism. By developing a range of writing techniques for different media outlets and covering breaking news, you’ll learn the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing journalism industry.

You’ll have access to London Met’s state-of-the-art Newsroom - a £100,000 facility with over 40 computers, including Apple Macs, and flat screen TVs. We provide video cameras, microphones and memory cards for you to use in your assessment pieces, while the Reporters Room is also available with its own supply of Apple Macs and PCs.

There’ll be visits to newspapers like The Guardian and The Evening Standard and TV studios including the BBC and Bloomberg, helping you experience what it's like in environments where the news is made. The University’s London location provides you with a wealth of relevant work-related learning opportunities to give your career a headstart.

Our students have had placements at media organisations including InStyle Magazine, BBC Radio 1, Your Media London, Islington Gazette, Hayes FM, Business In The Community, Bracknell News, October Films, sport.co.uk, Bliss, Press Association, Sunday Times, ITN and Cambridge Evening News as well as the Daily Mail.

Our staff have worked at top providers, including the BBC, IRN, Sunday Times and The Guardian. Recent visitors have included Rossalyn Warren from Buzzfeed, Professor Steve Jones talking about science in journalism, while Gary Younge from the Guardian and the BBC’s Tom Symonds spoke on the big news stories of their time.

You can follow London Met's latest journalism updates on Twitter and Tumblr for news and events from alumni, students and staff. When you are accepted onto the course, you will also be able to join our Facebook group for further news and networking.

Assessment

You are assessed by individual written and group research projects, and for your final dissertation you’ll write a publishable article.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)

If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Media and Communications Extended Degree.

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

These requirements may be varied in individual cases as prospective students will be invited to an interview.

Mature students with previous relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

  • Journalism: History and Ideas
  • Practical Journalism
  • Creative Digital Imaging
  • Digital Video and Sound Design

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Digital Humanities
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Data Journalism
  • Journalism Work Placement

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Creating Packages
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Journalism Project
  • Digital Media Project
  • Arts Journalism
  • Campaigning Journalism
  • Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism
  • Digital Management and Enterprise
  • Digital Media Work Placement

“I really enjoyed the course, it was well structured and informative. I can never get enough of the incredible guest speakers talking about interesting topics - I always made sure to attend these.”
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“The teaching has always been good. The teachers themselves are friendly and make our lessons fun. We have lots of equipments and facilities to use, which personally I believe is the best aspect about the course.”
National Student Survey

Our journalism graduates have gone on to work in TV, radio, print and online media all around the globe, as well as in diverse fields including PR, media consultancy, social media, management, web design, fashion and marketing.

They work as journalists, multimedia journalists, production assistants, managing editors, media and communications officers and production assistants. From The Daily Star, The IndependentThe Financial Times and Correos of Venezuela, to talkSPORT radio, the BBC, Swedish TV and CNN, our graduates have been making their mark.

You could also follow in the footsteps of our students who have gone on to postgraduate study in media, journalism, international conflict and film studies.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We're moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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