Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 13/08/2019

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If you’d like to pursue a career as a journalist, this multi-disciplinary course combines practical training in radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and online journalism with academic study and is the perfect foundation.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Benefit from industry links and get work experience with companies such as BBC Radio.
  • Specialist facilities, studios and recording equipment available.
  • Tuition fee waivers for placements and study abroad modules.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Exciting Work Experience Opportunities

You will have two separate Journalism work placements in your second and third year. In the past these have included large media companies such as BBC local radio, The Times, The Independent, Company magazine, and ITN.

You can look for placements anywhere, whether in the UK or overseas, giving you the opportunity to consider realistic career options.

Course Details

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to study print, online and broadcast journalism practices, aspects of law, ethics and professional practice. In order for you to be successful in your journalism career, the course is underpinned by modules exploring and honing writing techniques and skills.

Your studies will be reinforced by opportunities to get involved with regular student publications and websites, consolidating what you have learned through your course.

You will develop a critical understanding of the professional skills you will need as a journalist, in a world where communication technologies play an increasingly central role.

Read more

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Journalism provides you with practical skills, useful contacts and academic strengths that are highly transferable and will be invaluable when applying for work in journalism or other areas of the media.

Examples of jobs directly linked to this degree are Broadcast journalist, Editorial assistant, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Multimedia reporter, Press sub-editor, Publishing copy-editor/proofreader, Public relations/Communications officer, Digital copywriter and Writer.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants also need an A-Level or equivalent in English or a humanities subject. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications who have an active interest in the study and practice of journalism.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study

Course Content

  • Ethical Principles of Journalism (20 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1020
    Core Module Y
  • News Skills for Journalists (40 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1004
    Core Module Y
  • Storytelling for News (10 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1015
    Core Module Y
  • Storytelling for Specialisms (10 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1016
    Core Module Y
  • Law for Journalists (10 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1017
    Core Module Y
  • Public Affairs for Journalists (10 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1018
    Core Module Y
  • History of Journalism (20 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1019
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

The course has its own:

  • dedicated room for the creation of print, audio and video artefacts
  • dedicated newsroom
  • digitally equipped radio and television studios.
  • professional voice training
  • master classes with industry practitioners

Special course features

  • solid introduction to professional production practice
  • strong relationships with a wide variety of industry partners, including local and national papers and the BBC and ITN
  • an active visiting speaker programme with past guests including Jo Whiley, Mark Lawson and Andrew Collins
  • cross platform approach to content and skills
  • a professional portfolio showing examples of magazines, tv and radio reports and broadcasts and published web content
  • use of broadcast recording equipment, studios and editing facilities
  • free mandatory UK site visits and trips
  • tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad modules
Reading List
  • Bull, A (2015) Multimedia journalism: a practical guide, Routledge
  • Evans, H & Crawford G (2000) Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers (Pimlico)
  • Harcup, T. (2015) Journalism Principles and Practice Sage
  • Hudson, G. and Rowlands S. (2007) Broadcast Journalism Handbook Pearson
  • Hanna, M & Dodd M (2014) McNae's Essential Law for Journalists
  • Morrison, J. (2015) Essential Public Affairs Oxford
  • Mckane, A (2014) News Writing, Sage

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

English – Contemporary Literature MA

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional costs

  • printing costs: £50+ per year
  • external hard drive to store material: £50
  • travel on Newsdays to stories: No more than £50

Optional
Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This will give you access to creative tools at home and costs £15 per month.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
Foundation Framework: £9,800

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000
Foundation Framework: £9,400

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional costs

  • printing costs: £50+ per year
  • external hard drive to store material: £50
  • travel on Newsdays to stories: No more than £50

Optional
Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This will give you access to creative tools at home and costs £15 per month.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Course information

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Multimedia Journalism we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Multimedia Journalism programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 13/08/2019

  • Apply Through Clearing

    If you’d like to pursue a career as a journalist, this multi-disciplinary course combines practical training in radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and online journalism with academic study and is the perfect foundation.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Benefit from industry links and get work experience with companies such as BBC Radio.
    • Specialist facilities, studios and recording equipment available.
    • Tuition fee waivers for placements and study abroad modules.
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to study print, online and broadcast journalism practices, aspects of law, ethics and professional practice. In order for you to be successful in your journalism career, the course is underpinned by modules exploring and honing writing techniques and skills.

    Your studies will be reinforced by opportunities to get involved with regular student publications and websites, consolidating what you have learned through your course.

    You will develop a critical understanding of the professional skills you will need as a journalist, in a world where communication technologies play an increasingly central role.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Exciting Work Experience Opportunities

    You will have two separate Journalism work placements in your second and third year. In the past these have included large media companies such as BBC local radio, The Times, The Independent, Company magazine, and ITN.

    You can look for placements anywhere, whether in the UK or overseas, giving you the opportunity to consider realistic career options.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Journalism provides you with practical skills, useful contacts and academic strengths that are highly transferable and will be invaluable when applying for work in journalism or other areas of the media.

      Examples of jobs directly linked to this degree are Broadcast journalist, Editorial assistant, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Multimedia reporter, Press sub-editor, Publishing copy-editor/proofreader, Public relations/Communications officer, Digital copywriter and Writer.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants also need an A-Level or equivalent in English or a humanities subject. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications who have an active interest in the study and practice of journalism.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Ethical Principles of Journalism (20 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1020
      Core Module Y
    • News Skills for Journalists (40 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1004
      Core Module Y
    • Storytelling for News (10 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1015
      Core Module Y
    • Storytelling for Specialisms (10 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1016
      Core Module Y
    • Law for Journalists (10 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1017
      Core Module Y
    • Public Affairs for Journalists (10 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1018
      Core Module Y
    • History of Journalism (20 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1019
      Core Module Y
      • Bull, A (2015) Multimedia journalism: a practical guide, Routledge
      • Evans, H & Crawford G (2000) Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers (Pimlico)
      • Harcup, T. (2015) Journalism Principles and Practice Sage
      • Hudson, G. and Rowlands S. (2007) Broadcast Journalism Handbook Pearson
      • Hanna, M & Dodd M (2014) McNae's Essential Law for Journalists
      • Morrison, J. (2015) Essential Public Affairs Oxford
      • Mckane, A (2014) News Writing, Sage

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    The course has its own:

    • dedicated room for the creation of print, audio and video artefacts
    • dedicated newsroom
    • digitally equipped radio and television studios.
    • professional voice training
    • master classes with industry practitioners

    Special course features

    • solid introduction to professional production practice
    • strong relationships with a wide variety of industry partners, including local and national papers and the BBC and ITN
    • an active visiting speaker programme with past guests including Jo Whiley, Mark Lawson and Andrew Collins
    • cross platform approach to content and skills
    • a professional portfolio showing examples of magazines, tv and radio reports and broadcasts and published web content
    • use of broadcast recording equipment, studios and editing facilities
    • free mandatory UK site visits and trips
    • tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad modules
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      English – Contemporary Literature MA

      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional costs

    • printing costs: £50+ per year
    • external hard drive to store material: £50
    • travel on Newsdays to stories: No more than £50

    Optional
    Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This will give you access to creative tools at home and costs £15 per month.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    Foundation Framework: £9,800

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000
    Foundation Framework: £9,400

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    • printing costs: £50+ per year
    • external hard drive to store material: £50
    • travel on Newsdays to stories: No more than £50

    Optional
    Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This will give you access to creative tools at home and costs £15 per month.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Course information

    The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Multimedia Journalism we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Multimedia Journalism programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour