Multimedia Journalism

Manchester Metropolitan University

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12 months
17500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Good journalism is essential to a functioning society. This Multimedia Journalism course at  Manchester Metropolitan University is designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in the diverse and fast-moving environment that is modern journalism and media.


Our core units will give you a solid foundation in the principles and practice of good journalism, and you’ll learn how to cover stories for print, web, TV, radio and how to adapt a story from one medium to another.

You'll then have the opportunity to develop a specialism and graduate with a bracketed degree title. Depending on your specialism, you could graduate with:

  • MA Multimedia Journalism (Data)
  • MA Multimedia Journalism (Magazine & Longform)
  • MA Multimedia Journalism (International)
  • MA Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast)

In the Multimedia Journalism course at  Manchester Metropolitan University you’ll be taught by accomplished media professionals with backgrounds and connections in BBC TV and radio, local, regional and national newspapers and online news, so you can be sure you’re learning at the forefront of industry thinking and practice. And you’ll have the chance to develop your own industry connections through our placements, introducing you to the real working environment and enhancing your employability.


On successful completion of the course, you will be ideally placed to pursue a career at the forefront of multimedia journalism as a multi-skilled reporter or presenter.

Our past students are now working at home and in some cases abroad, as:

  • Newspaper reporters
  • Newspaper sub-editors
  • Magazine reporters
  • Feature writers
  • Arts editors
  • Music journalists
  • Business journalists
  • Broadcasters
  • Online writers and editors
  • Press Officers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism Professional Practice (including ethical reporting)
  • Media Law 
  • Broadcast Skills
  • Online Journalism 
  • Convergence and Work Placement
  • Dissertation (or equivalent such as a series of feature articles or a radio or TV documentary)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will normally have a lower second class UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English Language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK and Channel Island Students

  • Part-time fee: £1542 per 30 credits studied per year.

EU and NON-EU International Students

  • Part-time fee: £2917 per 30 credits studied per year. 


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