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Multimedia Journalism (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Become a journalist with the story-getting and story-telling skills to flourish. Our BA Multimedia Journalism degree has been designed with the future needs of this rapidly changing industry at its heart, informing our curriculum, programme design, facilities and staffing. As a student at the UK’s leading social science institution and a pioneer of literature and writing, you are uniquely placed to acquire a deeper understanding of the world you report on than your job market competitors as well as to develop your own powerful journalistic style. Our course equips you with the skills to thrive in today’s multimedia journalism environment. We live in a connected world with a wealth of information just a few clicks away. We have instant access to whatever news we want, whenever and wherever we want it. We don’t have to wait for the newspaper to hit the streets or for the evening news bulletin. Anyone with a smartphone can be a reporter, able to record, edit and publish whatever they like. The challenge for the professional journalist in the digital age is to provide news and information that can be trusted, meeting the demands created by new technology and changing habits without sacrificing core professional values. You have the opportunity to graduate with a Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ (the National Council for the Training of Journalists), the industry-standard qualification in the UK.You spend your third year on a placement gaining relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 97 36

    42nd out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    103 51%

    81st

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.43 69%

    96th

    69
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    114 48%

    84th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    76th

    24

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