BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

Course overview

This newly designed course offers a combination of writing and practical skills such as: shorthand, publishing production, video journalism, photojournalism, online journalism and other specialisms. This means our graduates are well equipped for a diversity of roles across the news industry.

You will be fully supported through a variety of team and individual projects to help you achieve your goals. The course is validated by Anglia Ruskin University and students complete a total of six modules in each year. Assessment is mainly by portfolio, with a small number of examinations. 

Key Facts

Faculty
Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Location
University Centre Peterborough
Duration
3 Years
UCAS Code
P500
Tariff Points
72
Accredited By
Anglia Ruskin University

Part-time study and January starts available

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BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Law for Journalists
  • Reporting Skills
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Advanced Reporting Skills
  • Introduction to Magazines
  • Introduction to Broadcast

Year two core modules

  • Politics and the Media
  • Shorthand
  • Digital Publishing

Year three core modules

  • Live News Production
  • Research Methods
  • Undergraduate Major Project
  • Professional Practice

Assessment

Methods of assessment will include:

  • Portfolio of work
  • Commissioned professional briefs
  • Essays and seminars
  • Three modules have an examination as part of the assessment
  • Internship

Special features

Guest speaker events with professional journalists are regularly organised by students and staff, and volunteer opportunities are available from a range of regional and national organisations and employers. Work placements are encouraged from the very beginning of the course and staff are on-hand to offer advice and help out with contacts. You will also have the opportunity to write and publish work in the UCP student magazine to enhance your CV.

Associated careers

Career opportunities for journalists are broad and include working for print, broadcast and online organisations. As an example, there are opportunities to specialise in investigative or sports journalism.

Fact

Graduate employment rates from the course are high. To enhance student employability, the course offers numerous opportunities for paid work and bursaries with local businesses.


Course Leader - Peter Rook

In my journalistic career I have been fired out of a cannon, spent two days reporting from one of Britain’s toughest category A jails and had the phone slammed down on me by an egotistical celebrity (is there really any other kind?).

Now I help students develop the skills necessary to pursue their own careers in what is a fascinating, changing and challenging profession. 

My name is Peter Rook and I am the course leader for BA Hons Multimedia Journalism.

I graduated in English and History BA (Hons) Combined Studies (in the days before journalism degrees even existed) and completed my National Council for Training Journalists Pre-entry Certificate in the 1980s while working for my local newspaper in London.

Since then I have been a news editor and features editor on regional evening newspapers and have worked on national newspapers as a regional stringer and freelancer.

I worked for two years teaching in a male and female prison where I launched a bi-monthly (and self-financing) magazine for prisoners. I also taught journalism, citizenship and literacy to inmates.

I also spent 11 years as a regional newspaper columnist and regaled the world with my life’s trials and tribulations as a divorcee in Memoirs of a MADman (the MAD stands for ‘middle-age divorced’).

In my long and varied teaching career, I have produced a vast range of original lecture material in media law, news reporting, feature writing and politics and would like to think that I have helped kick-start the careers of the many graduates that have passed through UCP in the six years we have been running the degree course.

Entry requirements

72 UCAS tariff points

A levels required;
3 A levels in related subjects. 

BTEC/Access required;
A BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject.

GCSEs required;
3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

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