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MA

Multimedia Journalism 2014 entry

Department of Information & Communications

Graduates of all disciplines are equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism through intensive practical training and tuition. Designed to meet the requirements of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, 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 which will also enhance your employability.

Year of entry 2014

Length 1 year full-time · 2 years part-time

Fees Full-time UK and EU students: £6,200 · Part-time UK and EU students: £690 per 20 credit unit. · A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits. · Non-EU overseas students: £12,500 · Information about fees and financial support

Location All Saints Campus, Manchester

Department Department of Information & Communications

Features & benefits of the course

  • This course will prepare you to take a leading role in a rapidly evolving global media industry
  • Explore the global potential of multi-platform news publishing
  • Learn how to cover any story for print, web and broadcast and, crucially, how to adapt a story from one medium to another
  • Designed to meet the requirements of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
  • Offering flexibility and the ability to study at postgraduate level, in a subject designed to lead to employability in journalism, from any first degree
  • Learn in a vibrant and innovative environment including multimedia newsroom facilities in which talented journalism students will thrive and grow
  • Taught by dedicated, experienced professionals with extensive media experience and strong, professional contacts
  • A strong emphasis on new media with online course materials and research information, encouraging students to use their multimedia skills whilst learning
  • Work placements will introduce students to the real working environment, and enable them to establish valuable contacts to assist employability
  • Emphasis on work output will enable students to amass a full and varied portfolio to present to potential employers.
  • The University is delighted to offer the Al-Habeeb scholarship for this MA. Find out more about the scholarship here.

Placement options

A 2-4 week professional work placement at a newspaper, online or broadcast environment.

About the course

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 publishing. You will learn how to cover any story from print, web and broadcast, and crucially, 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.

Learning will take place in a vibrant and innovative environment including multimedia newsroom facilities in which you can thrive and grow. You will be taught by a team of dedicated, experienced professionals with extensive media experience and strong, professional contacts. The course will focus on block teaching to facilitate students who may be working already, and core elements of journalism and media law will be taught in the first term to ensure that students have a solid grounding and understanding of the subject before moving on to multi- platform application and broader elements.

Career options after the course

On successful completion of the course you will be ideally placed to pursue a career at the forefront of multimedia journalism as a multi-skilled reporter or presenter.

Typical entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

You will normally have a minimum 2.2 UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English Language proficiency to IELTS overall score 7.0 (must achieve 6.0 minimum in each individual component).

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

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