Multimedia Journalism and English (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

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

Overview Updated 29/10/2018

This Joint Honours course will develop your literary thoughts and educational ones. It will introduce you to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic. Combined with Multimedia Journalism you will develop your journalistic skills alongside your academic ones. You will study print, online and broadcast journalism, alongside aspects of law and ethics. You will produce ongoing assignments such as websites, blogs and magazines and showcase your talents in the final project of your course.

Course

Highlights

  • Benefit from dedicated specialist print rooms.
  • Supportive teaching staff with industry experience.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

There are opportunities for international study visits and exchange as part of the second year for the Education Studies element.

Course Details

This course aims to provide you a well rounded view and development in understanding English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day alongside skills that are vital in a world where communication technologies play an increasingly central role. This joint will help you develop your professional practice skills in journalism with your critical understanding of literature.

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

Students who have studied with us have gone on to a wide range of careers, including: teaching, postgraduate study (through MA courses in English or related areas), adult education, social work training, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, librarianship, bookselling, management trainee schemes with large companies and local government. There are worldwide career opportunities for journalists working in the English language.

Both subjects provide a combination of practical skills, useful contacts and academic study, which will enable students to pursue a career in journalism or other areas of the media.

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

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

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

English Language Requirements

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

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

Explore the introduction of both subjects and set down the foundations. At stage one there are two period modules. You will take part in a variety of practical activities including news writing and reporting projects across print and broadcast media within the Multimedia Journalism subject. You will also develop your understanding of the environment in which journalism operates.

  • Writing the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1028
    Core Module Y
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1029
    Core Module Y
  • Language & Creativity (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1035
    Core Module Y
  • New Skills for Journalists (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1004
    Core Module Y
  • Law and Public Affairs for Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1011
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • dedicated room for the creation of print, audio and video artefacts
  • dedicated newsroom
  • digitally equipped radio and television studios.
  • core period modules from the Renaissance to the present day
  • a wide range of optional modules
  • opportunities to develop creative writing skills
  • opportunities to study American literature
  • a diverse range of assessment methods
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

19/20 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

18/19 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

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.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

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 £1,500.  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,…

Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joint Honours study and course combinations.


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Updated 29/10/2018

  • This Joint Honours course will develop your literary thoughts and educational ones. It will introduce you to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic. Combined with Multimedia Journalism you will develop your journalistic skills alongside your academic ones. You will study print, online and broadcast journalism, alongside aspects of law and ethics. You will produce ongoing assignments such as websites, blogs and magazines and showcase your talents in the final project of your course.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Benefit from dedicated specialist print rooms.
    • Supportive teaching staff with industry experience.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course aims to provide you a well rounded view and development in understanding English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day alongside skills that are vital in a world where communication technologies play an increasingly central role. This joint will help you develop your professional practice skills in journalism with your critical understanding of literature.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    There are opportunities for international study visits and exchange as part of the second year for the Education Studies element.

    • 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

      Students who have studied with us have gone on to a wide range of careers, including: teaching, postgraduate study (through MA courses in English or related areas), adult education, social work training, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, librarianship, bookselling, management trainee schemes with large companies and local government. There are worldwide career opportunities for journalists working in the English language.

      Both subjects provide a combination of practical skills, useful contacts and academic study, which will enable students to pursue a career in journalism or other areas of the media.

  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

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

    English Language Requirements

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

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 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

  • Explore the introduction of both subjects and set down the foundations. At stage one there are two period modules. You will take part in a variety of practical activities including news writing and reporting projects across print and broadcast media within the Multimedia Journalism subject. You will also develop your understanding of the environment in which journalism operates.

    • Writing the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1028
      Core Module Y
    • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1029
      Core Module Y
    • Language & Creativity (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1035
      Core Module Y
    • New Skills for Journalists (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1004
      Core Module Y
    • Law and Public Affairs for Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1011
      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
    • 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.

  • 19/20 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

    18/19 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

    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.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    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 £1,500.  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,…

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joint Honours study and course combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour