Why study MA Multimedia Journalism at BU? 

  • Using our professional standard studios and newsrooms, you’ll learn technical skills for video, audio and the web and receive guidance from lecturers with years of experience as professional journalists

  • You’ll be empowered to take on leadership roles, acting as editors, online editors, presenters, and reporters

  • Teams who can hit their deadlines will have their work featured on The Breaker, the award-winning news website run by BU’s MA students

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of media regulation, issues with press and broadcasting freedoms and approaches to the role of journalism and journalists, along with ethical dilemmas and professional codes of conduct

  • Produce a portfolio of eye-catching, strikingly original stories to present to potential employers
  • Benefit from BU’s close industry links through a three-week work placement with a major news organisation.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditation

This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the UK’s largest industry-backed higher education training body for multiplatform, broadcast and mobile journalism.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year full-time with compulsory 3-week placement (September start), 16 months full-time with compulsory 3-week placement (January start)


Broadcast Journalism Training Council

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in each component of speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.