Manchester Metropolitan University

We are delighted to be offering one Al-Habeeb Scholarship for £1,000 for the full-time MA in Multimedia Journalism, in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University, for September 2017 entry.

The purpose of the Al-Habeeb Scholarship is to encourage student recipients to champion and promote the issues facing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the United Kingdom through journalism and writing.

Find out more about the scholarship and past scholars

About the MA Multimedia Journalism (full-time)

This course provides a direct route into 21st-century journalism. Graduates of all disciplines are equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism through intensive practical training and tuition. Designed to meet the requirements of media employers in the UK and beyond, the course is taught by dedicated staff with media and industry experience, and strong professional connections. You will benefit from a mandatory placement providing key networking opportunities and enhancing your employability. The course will prepare you to take a leading role in a rapidly evolving global media industry where you will explore the global potential of multi-platform news and features publishing. You will learn how to cover any story for print, web, TV or radio, and how to adapt a story from one medium to another. The emphasis on your work output will enable you to amass a full and varied portfolio to present to potential employers on graduation.

Read more about MA Multimedia Journalism


How to apply 

To apply for the Al-Habeeb Scholarship, you must meet the eligibility criteria above and: 

1. Apply to, and receive an offer of a place on, the full-time MA Multimedia Journalism degree programme at Manchester Metropolitan University for September 2017 entry.

2. Download and complete the Al-Habeeb Scholarship Application Form‌ and read the terms and conditions (on the final page of the form).

The Al-Habeeb Scholarship Application Form asks the applicant to write a personal statement of approximately 1000 words, which should cover the following four areas:

(a) demonstrate an interest in writing and/or debating about BME issues (giving specific examples of academic/writing experience where/if possible);

(b) provide examples of how to tackle stereotypes and myths about BME communities through journalism;

(c) suggest ways to improve communications between BME communities and host communities;

(d) describe how an applicant would be an advocate and champion for BME community issues during their studies and after completing the programme.

The answers to the four sections will be allocated points and used by the Al-Habeeb Scholarship Awarding Panel to select the Scholarship recipient.

Download the Al-Habeeb Scholarship Application Form‌

3. Send your application form and CV to: 


Post: Alumni and Development, Manchester Metropolitan University, Bellhouse, Lower Ormond Street, Manchester, M15 6BX, United Kingdom

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 13 October 2017. 

The successful candidate will be notified of the Al-Habeeb Scholarship Awarding Panel’s decision by 31 October 2017. The Awarding Panel’s decision is final.  

Further Information

For further information about the Al-Habeeb Scholarship, please contact


The University reserves the right to withdraw or amend a scholarship or bursary without prior notification. Scholarships and bursaries are offered subject to funding and availability.