The Multimedia Journalism (Print and Online) course from the University of Westminster is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) which means beside written journalism we also offer you industry backed journalism training for online video and broadcast providing voice training, camera skills and editing. Our graduates go on to work with a variety of leading media organisations including The Guardian, The Evening Standard, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, or Conde Nast, and many other media houses in Britain and around the world.
Many of our students have won journalism awards, and we have twice been awarded a BJTC award for excellence in teaching as our teaching staff are all experienced journalism professionals who have worked for The Guardian, The Independent or Conde Nast and other media outlets.
There's a strong emphasis on learning through 'hands-on' practice, in small class groups, using our professional standard facilities. Most of your assessed course-work will be 'real' journalism assignments, a preparation for the exciting world of contemporary journalism.
Though designed to prepare you for a career in journalism, this course could also lead to a career in public relations, communications, or any other professional pathway which requires effective communication skills, and the use of convergent media.
Graduates work in journalism and content production as editors, reporters, producers and successful freelancers. They have gone to work as editors with BBC News, written cover stories of The Guardian, have become producers at CNN and overlook the content output of a fashion brand or an NGO. Both pathways are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
We assist students to get work placements during the course, provide career advice, arrange network events, and keep close contact to potential employers.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Multimedia Journalism Skills
- News and Feature Writing
- Issues in Journalism
- Digital Journalism Production
- Final Projects
- Investigative Journalism
- Magazine Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Journalism Media Studies & Mass Media View 229 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1). Applicants who don’t meet the minimum criteria, but have relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants are required to include a link to one sample of their own published work in their personal statement. This could be a sample of writing (in English), video or audio output(e.g. a blog post, a published news article, YouTube video or similar).
International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
From September 2016, Student Finance England (SFE) are introducing a loan of up to £10,000 for students starting a postgraduate master’s course starting in September 2016 or later. They have released the following information about the new loans:The loan can be used to pay tuition fees or help meet your maintenance or study costs. Your course must be at postgraduate masters level and you must meet the eligibility rules that relate to residence, settled status, previous study and qualifications.
Eligible courses can be taught or research based. At the University of Westminster, eligible courses include MA, MSc, LLM, MBA, MRes and MPhil. RIBA Part 2 architecture and integrated Master’s do not qualify.
The loan is available for full-time and part-time study. Part time study must be at a minimum study intensity of 50% of the full-time equivalent.
The loan will always be paid over one or two years even if the course lasts longer. For one year full-time courses a loan of up to £10,000 is available. For courses of two years or more up to £5,000 is available for year one and up to £5,000 in year two.
The loan is not assessed against household income or any other loans or grants.
SFE also provide a grant called the Disabled Students Allowance to help students with study needs relating to disability. This allowance is available for full and part-time study. You must meet the eligibility rules to qualify and your study needs have to be assessed.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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