Why study MA Multimedia Journalism at BU? 

  • Using our industry-standard studios and newsrooms, you’ll learn technical skills for video, audio and the web whilst receiving guidance from lecturers with years of experience as professional journalists in the UK and abraod

  • 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 you our MA Multimedia Journalism 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.

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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.