Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)

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

Overview Updated 15/10/2018

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.

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.

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

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

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

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    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

  • News Skills for Journalists (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1004
    Core Module Y
  • Storytelling: Writing Skills for Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1002
    Core Module Y
  • News and Current Affairs (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1005
    Core Module Y
  • Principles and Practice of Journalism (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1003
    Core Module Y
  • Law and Public Affairs for Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: JOU1011
    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

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.

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

International: £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

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,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an 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 entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more…


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 15/10/2018

  • 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.

    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.

    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

    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

    • News Skills for Journalists (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1004
      Core Module Y
    • Storytelling: Writing Skills for Journalists (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1002
      Core Module Y
    • News and Current Affairs (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1005
      Core Module Y
    • Principles and Practice of Journalism (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: JOU1003
      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.

  • 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.

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

    International: £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

    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,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an 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 entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour