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Multimedia Journalism

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a media-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in a relevant subject. For example: BBC at A Level with a grade C in a relevant subject. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. A combination of qualifications which must include a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies. * Relevant subjects are • media studies • communication studies • film studies • English • creative writing • a foreign language • sociology • politics • history • psychology • accountancy/finance • business/economics • hospitality/events management • dance/performing arts • drama/theatre studies • geography • art and design • graphic design • IT/computing • music/music technology • sciences • sport • world development.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Multimedia journalism

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course Summary**
- Create your own TV broadcasts, radio programmes and podcasts in our industry-standard studios.

- Cover real-world events including breaking news, court hearings and council meetings.

- Develop your digital skills - create your own website and learn to use social media as a journalist.

- Conduct interviews, develop your photography skills, and produce engaging, tightly written stories.

- Learn essential media law and regulation, public affairs and ethics.

On this course you will learn to practice journalism across a variety of media platforms. You'll engage with broadcast, online and print journalism, making you a well-rounded and polished graduate ready to enter this exciting industry.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Learning takes place in lectures, interactive workshops, seminars and screenings, where key topics and concepts are introduced and explored. You are encouraged to work in teams and small groups as well as developing an individual approach to your learning.

You learn through:
- lectures

- interactive workshops

- seminars

- screenings

- essays

- examinations

- group and individual presentations

- practical work

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

**Applied learning
Work experience**
You have opportunities for work experience throughout your course, through our strong links with the creative industries. Previous students have:
- helped produce programmes for Radio 5 Live

- worked at BBC Radio Sheffield

- run the website for Doncaster Rovers

- worked as editorial assistants for the Independent, Vogue, Heat and Gay Times

- written for the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed

- covered elections for TV station Sheffield Live

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**Field trips**
We have students working at Sheffield Doc/Fest – one of the top three documentary film festivals in the world – attending exclusive workshops with international industry experts.

Our annual Creative Industries Pathway event brings you face-to-face with leading figures across the media industry, while our annual Grad Talk connects you with recent journalism, media and PR graduates who can pass on invaluable tips about how to progress from university to career.

**Networking opportunities**
We have a lively guest lecture programme, where our contacts across the media give one-off talks. It's been described as one of the best in the country by the magazine industry body the Professional Publishers Association. Recent guest lecturers have come from online and print magazines, radio and television newsrooms, local and national newspapers, PR companies and marketing agencies.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Audio Visual Journalism 20
History Of Journalism 20
Media Law And Democracy 20
Media, Power And Society 20
Multimedia Storytelling 20
Social Media And Web Journalism 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Ethics And Responsibility 20
Feature Writing 20
Radio And Sound Production 20
Researching And Reporting 20
Tv And Video News Skills 20

Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Investigative Journalism 20
Life And Style Journalism 20
Radio Documentary And Podcasting 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year

Final year
Compulsory modules
Applied Project / Dissertation For Journalism 40
Data Journalism And Visualisation 20

Elective modules
Covering The Courts 20
Magazine Creation 20
Magazine Publishing 20
Moral Panics 20
Radio Broadcasting 20
TV Journalism And Production 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exam

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
for the whole course
England
£9,250
for the whole course
EU
£14,415
for the whole course
International
£14,415
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,250
for the whole course
Wales
£9,250
for the whole course

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Social Sciences and Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Multimedia journalism

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Journalism

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Customer service occupations
10%
Media professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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