• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe | Uxbridge | Aylesbury
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Start Date: September 2020 and February 2021

Course Overview

Are you driven to get to the heart of the story? Are you passionate about writing? Or do you love thinking in pictures? Is your heart is set on storytelling for the digital age, whether that’s in print, broadcast or online?

Our Multimedia Journalism degree is the perfect place to launch your future in the media. Because for all that you’re passionate about, we’re passionate too. We want to help the next generation of young journalists – and develop your talents in television and radio, websites and social media, newspapers and magazines.

What you’ll study

Whether it’s the coronavirus pandemic, the fight for racial equality or Britain’s future outside the EU, we’ll work with you to explore the news agenda in practice and in theory.

Maybe you’re the next Laura Kuenssberg. Or perhaps you want to be a football reporter. Or you might have designs on writing about fashion?

We’ve got industry experts to help guide you through your degree. They’ll be supported by guest lecturers and speakers and they’ll lead you on educational visits. But best of all, you’ll get to DO journalism. Lots of it. We’ve got cutting edge equipment and state-of-the-art technology.

A collection of skills

Studying journalism at Bucks, you’ll:

  • Learn writing, interviewing, filming, recording and editing – reporting and presenting on different platforms.
  • Explore different specialisms and your own interests to find the right career path.
  • Build a portfolio of work to boost your chances of finding your dream job.

You’ll also study law and ethics and learn how the media reports news as well as politics, business, economics, fashion, health, entertainment and sport. You’ll learn how the media interacts with governments and people, exploring issues like “fake news” and power, truth and citizen journalism. And you can explore a topic you’re passionate about in your final year dissertation.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

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Studying Multimedia Journalism at Bucks will give you the tools you need to be a success in the digital age. You might want to learn how to blog, write for websites or report for newspapers and magazines, TV and radio.

We’ll introduce you to all of it – and you can focus on your own interests as you progress through the course. We put the emphasis on personal support too, with smaller class sizes and experienced journalists on hand to help.

Experience the working world

As well as your expert teaching team, you’ll also learn from guest lecturers and work with your fellow students on group projects. The course includes News Days and live briefs to give you the most realistic experience possible. With our links to industry, we will also support you to secure work placements.

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to admissions@bucks.ac.uk

Course Modules

Foundation Year Modules

  • Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success: Self Development & Responsibility
  • Enquiry-Based Learning
  • Introduction to Journalism

Year 1 Modules

  • The World of Journalism
  • Research and Writing for Journalists
  • Introduction to Broadcasting
  • Media Contexts

Year 2 Modules

  • Editing Print and Online Content
  • Presentation for Broadcast Journalism
  • News, Truth and Power
  • Media, Lifestyle and Culture

Year 3 Modules

  • Advanced Production
  • Media Dissertation
  • Law and Ethics for Journalists
  • Public Administration for Journalists

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Teaching team

Student Testimonials

Our students are our best ambassadors and their voices here will provide you with a clear sense of their Bucks experience.

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Cristian Esteban

“I did a lot of research into Multimedia Journalism courses at different universities across the UK. However once I found this course with Bucks I knew this was where I wanted to be. The course content stood out amongst the rest and I couldn’t wait to get started.

My course leader uses his passion for the course to create an amazing environment where everyone is welcome to have fun, participate and learn at the same time.

On top of all this we also have access to some industry standard equipment that we fully take advantage of.”

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Jess Clark

“My lecturers have all been extremely supportive, pushing me to reach my utmost potential in the short time I have been studying with them. They have all been very inspiring, having come from the journalism industry, and I trust their knowledge on the subject. I have also been introduced to other members within the industry via my lecturers, aiding my progression immensely.

On top of this I have always taken a passion for writing, reading and different areas of media. So when I was looking for a university I was heavily drawn to Bucks due to the size of the library and the large expanse of resources it offers.”

Employability

What are my career prospects

There are a whole range of potential job opportunities for journalism graduates. They include:

  • Broadcast journalist (TV or radio)
  • Content producer
  • Online journalist
  • Newspaper reporter
  • Audio/video editor
  • Blogger
  • Camera operator
  • Copywriter
  • Production manager
  • Researcher
  • Sub-editor
  • Sound operator
  • Media manager
  • PR executive

You could also carry on your studies at postgraduate level. Or move into a different field where your creativity, research ability and communication skills will be a valuable asset.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.