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Multimedia Journalism

London Metropolitan University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £2310.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

London Met’s Multimedia Journalism BA degree provides you with skills for writing for online, TV and radio platforms. You’ll work in groups on news days and news weeks creating magazines, bulletins and podcasts to develop the skills used by journalists and establish your own online media presence. We’ll also teach you the techniques for gathering and telling stories, as well as the academic skills for analysing and creating arguments. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be equipped with a strong portfolio of skills, making you well prepared to enter the rapidly changing media marketplace.

This undergraduate course offers a lively and professional introduction to the practices and ideas of multimedia journalism. By developing a range of writing techniques for different media outlets and covering breaking news, you’ll learn the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing journalism industry.

You’ll have access to London Met’s state-of-the-art Newsroom - a £100,000 facility with over 40 computers, including Apple Macs and flat screen TVs. We provide video cameras, microphones and memory cards for you to use in your assessment pieces, while the Reporters Room is also available with its own supply of Apple Macs and PCs.

You'll benefit from visits to some of the capital's leading newspapers and broadcasting houses. In the past, our students have visited the offices of The Guardian and the Evening Standard as well as TV studios including the BBC and Bloomberg, helping you experience what it's like in environments where the news is made. The University’s London location provides you with a wealth of relevant work-related learning opportunities to give your career a headstart.

Our students have had placements at media organisations including InStyle Magazine, BBC Radio 1, Your Media London, Islington Gazette, Hayes FM, Business In The Community, Bracknell News, October Films, sport.co.uk, Bliss, Press Association, Sunday Times, ITN and Cambridge Evening News as well as the Daily Mail.

Our staff have worked at top providers, including the BBC, IRN, Sunday Times and The Guardian. Recent visitors have included Rossalyn Warren from Buzzfeed, Professor Steve Jones talking about science in journalism, while Gary Younge from the Guardian and the BBC’s Tom Symonds spoke on the big news stories of their time.

London Met’s Multimedia Journalism BA degree provides you with skills for writing for online, TV and radio platforms. You’ll work in groups on news days and news weeks creating magazines, bulletins and podcasts to develop the skills used by journalists and establish your own online media presence. We’ll also teach you the techniques for gathering and telling stories, as well...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Holloway

Part Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£2310.00

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Media and Communications (including foundation year) BSc (Hons).

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

These requirements may be varied in individual cases as prospective students will be invited to an interview.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma) English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent) If you don't have traditional qualifications or...

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Assessment Methods

You are assessed by individual written and group research projects, and for your final dissertation you’ll write a publishable article.

You are assessed by individual written and group research projects, and for your final dissertation you’ll write a publishable article.

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