Multimedia Journalism (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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

Overview Updated 11/12/2018

This multi-disciplinary course combines practical training in radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and online journalism with academic study and is the perfect foundation for a career in journalism. Your studies will be reinforced by opportunities to get involved with regular student publications and websites, consolidating what you have learned through your course.

Course

Highlights

  • Specialist facilities, studios and recording equipment available.
  • Benefit from industry links and get work experience with companies such as BBC Radio.
  • Cross platform approach to content and skills.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

You will be taught through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group work, individual work and self-directed study. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including the compilation of practical portfolios, essays, oral presentations and practical projects.

Course Details

Through this 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

Come Say Hello

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 will 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.

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

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.

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

  • News Skills for Journalists (40 Credits)
    Module code: JOU1004
    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

Facilities &

Special Features

  • a dedicated newsroom and digitally equipped radio and television studios.
  • solid introduction to professional production practice.
  • strong relationships with a wide variety of industry partners, including local and national papers and the BBC and ITV.
  • an active visiting speaker programme with past guests including Alastair Stewart, Jo Whiley, Mark Lawson and Andrew Collins.
  • cross platform approach to content and skills
  • you will develop a professional portfolio showing examples of magazines, TV and radio reports and broadcasts and published web content
  • the course has its own dedicated room for the creation of print, audio and video artefacts
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

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.

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.

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.

International: £12,500

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.

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.

International: £12,000

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

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir John Lowther Scholarship

The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to postgraduate students studying within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. The…

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

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


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Updated 11/12/2018

  • This multi-disciplinary course combines practical training in radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and online journalism with academic study and is the perfect foundation for a career in journalism. Your studies will be reinforced by opportunities to get involved with regular student publications and websites, consolidating what you have learned through your course.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Specialist facilities, studios and recording equipment available.
    • Benefit from industry links and get work experience with companies such as BBC Radio.
    • Cross platform approach to content and skills.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Through this 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

    Methods of Learning

    You will be taught through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group work, individual work and self-directed study. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including the compilation of practical portfolios, essays, oral presentations and practical projects.

    • Come Say Hello

      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 will 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.

  • 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.

    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

    • News Skills for Journalists (40 Credits)
      Module code: JOU1004
      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
      • 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    International: £12,500

    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.

    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.

    International: £12,000

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

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir John Lowther Scholarship

    The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to postgraduate students studying within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. The…

    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,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour