BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism with a minor route language

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Overview

These courses give you the opportunity to study Multimedia Journalism in combination with a modern language. You will undertake practical language classes for your minor language, while also developing an understanding of the social and cultural environment in which the language is spoken.

Studying Multimedia Journalism

Our daily lives have been greatly influenced by the rapidly evolving field of digital media. Today, journalism is not just about investigative news reporting and writing. Journalists are now expected to have the skills to work successfully in broadcast, print and online production and our courses will equip you to meet those requirements. Our courses focus on the ongoing developments in the industry, providing a dynamic and challenging environment for those wishing to pursue a career in journalism, digital publishing or the wider media. 

Minor languages available: 

Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, French and Spanish. Visit the 'Course in depth' tab for more information on our minor languages.

Features and Benefits

Career Prospects

The rapidly changing digital media and creative industries offer career opportunities in an extremely wide range of sectors including print journalism, digital publishing and editing, broadcasting, researching, media development, freelance writing, specialist journalism, working for news agencies, public relations departments and public sector press departments.

Previous graduates from our Information and Communications courses have been employed by digital media companies not only across the North West but also nationally.

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Entry requirements

UCAS tariff points/grades required

104-112

If the language chosen is French or Spanish and has been studied at A Level (or acceptable equivalent) a Grade B (or equivalent) will be required

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg Functional Skills) may be considered.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points.

International Baccalaureate points

26

IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with no element below 5.5

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

Course details

Multimedia Journalism

On this vocationally-focused course, which is ideal for outgoing individuals with keen and inquisitive minds, you will gain practical training in research and writing, as well as broadcast, print and online production. Essential media law, media regulation and journalism ethics are also taught by a team of experienced journalists with many years of practical experience and excellent links to major media players including newspapers, TV companies, radio stations and digital publishers in Manchester and beyond. This ensures that what is learned on the course is informed by the latest trends and developments. You will also hear about the experiences and insights of working journalists, digital publishers and broadcasters.

The rapidly changing digital media and culture industries offer many career opportunities in a wide range of industry sectors, including television, radio, film and digital media. The market for skills in these areas is strong and expanding, especially here in Greater Manchester, home to MediaCityUK. As a result there are excellent employment opportunities.

Minor Language:

All of our minor language options focus on helping you to become an effective communicator. We will enable you to acquire linguistic skills and develop cultural awareness. We will also work with you to gain transferable skills such as translating and interpreting.

Modern Standard Arabic:

Arabic is spoken as the first language for over 200 million people; it is the official language of 22 countries (bbc.co.uk). The demand for studying Arabic has recently increased due to increased economic opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. 

Admissions at Beginners level only. Applicants with other levels should contact the University directly to discuss options.

Mandarin Chinese:

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and China is the world's second largest economy. Speaking Mandarin will allow you to communicate with millions of people around the world. In business, people who speak Mandarin have a distinct advantage with the Chinese market, as it is easier to develop all-important relationships when you can speak the language (bbc.co.uk).

Admissions at Beginners level only. 

German:

In Europe, more people speak German as their native language than any other language. It is the official language of Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, as well as Germany. As the world's fourth largest economy, and the forerunner in Europe, Germany produces more than a quarter of the European Union's gross domestic product (bbc.co.uk).

Admissions at Beginners level only. 

Italian:

Italy is the eighth largest economy in the world, a world leader in areas as diverse as tourism, architecture, fashion and football. Italy's cultural and economic significance within the European Union and beyond generates an increasing demand for competent and informed speakers of Italian. It is spoken by one in five Europeans, and by sizeable Italian communities in North and South America, and North Africa. 

Admissions at Beginners level only. 

Japanese:

Japanese is spoken by about 125 million people and the number of UK graduates who can communicate in Japanese and write Japanese scripts is limited, so learning the language will give you a competitive edge.

Admissions at Beginners level only. 

French:

More than 75 million people speak French as their native language. French is also one of the official languages in Canada, Belgium, and Switzerland and is spoken widely across the North African countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. All told, there are more than 220 million French speakers, worldwide (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr), with French being one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Admission from Beginners to GCSE, or A level with a grade B or above. 

Spanish:

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages around world both in terms of the numbers of speakers, and the global geographical spread. As a global language, Spanish is second only to Mandarin in terms of the number of the world's population who speak it as a first language. It has official status in 21 countries spanning Europe, Africa, North, Central and South America. As the economies of South and Central America continue to surge forward, and the political reach of these nations continues to grow and develop there has never been a more important time to consider studying Spanish.

Admission from Beginners to GCSE, or A level with a grade B or above. 

Please note as these courses include a minor language there will be no period of residence abroad.

Alongside the units listed below you will also undertake a minor language unit suited to your level of proficiency. Whatever your language knowledge, from Beginners to Advanced, these classes will take you to the next level of proficiency. Visit UNIWIDE for more information.

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Core Units

Media Making for Journalists

This unit introduces the theory and practice of creating digital media assets for web pages. This will include industry standard methods of production, storage and use of digital video, audio and images. You will also have the opportunity to produce digital images, audio and video content as well as collaborate in the delivery of online content and media.

Journalism Skills: News Reporting

You will be introduced to, and develop, core journalism skills including news reporting, interviewing, reporting meetings, press conference and much more. There is also the opportunity to interview guest speakers and to attend and report on live events.

Digital Publishing

You will be introduced to the concept of digital journalism and its impact on the media industry. You will also be introduced to the practicalities of writing for the web. This will include a practical and theoretical understanding of the adaptation of conventional journalism to meet the demands of the digital age.

The unit of study for your chosen language will be based on your level of language proficiency. 

For an indication of units currently available, please see BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism.

The unit of study for your chosen language will be based on your level of language proficiency. 

For an indication of units currently available, please see BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism.

Assessment weightings and contact hours

10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises of 360 credits (120 credits per year). The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:

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Languages, Linguistics and TESOL

Languages, Linguistics and TESOL

Our Languages, Linguistics and TESOL section has a diverse community of international staff and students, and boasts strong local and global links to further enhance the quality of learning and opportunities available to its students.

The department’s Language Centre provides a wide range of development courses and is accredited by the British Council. It provides teaching in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Linguistics and TESOL with these subjects also available with Business, International Business and International Politics.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK, EU and Channel Island students

UK, EU and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation and may increase each academic year in line with inflation or UK government policy for both new and continuing students.

Non-EU international students

Non-EU international students: Full-time fee: £14,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A degree typically comprises 360 credits, a DipHE 240 credits, a CertHE 120 credits, and an integrated Masters 480 credits. The tuition fee for the placement year for those courses that offer this option is £1,850, subject to inflationary increases based on government policy and providing you progress through the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). The tuition fee for the study year abroad for those courses that offer this option is £1,385, subject to inflationary increases based on government policy and providing you progress through the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600

Funding

For further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our bursaries and scholarships, follow the links below:

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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UCAS code(s)

Remember to use the correct institution code for Manchester Metropolitan University on your application: our institution code is M40

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