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Journalism: Multimedia

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

UCAS Points 120 Minimum of 2 A Levels to include Media related subjects and / or English or Humanities subject (if strong personal statement, interest in current affairs) General Studies accepted

Maximum number of 2 AS Levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

120 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Access Course in a Media or English subject

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Subject is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Extended Project Qualification is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in English GCSE is required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

120 UCAS Points

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

To include specific subjects: Media related subjects and / or English

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

120 UCAS Points

120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

120

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Journalism

Stories. They’re what our world is made of. And in the digital age, there are more ways of sharing those stories than ever before. On this multimedia journalism degree course, you’ll learn not just how to find, research and write your story, but how to communicate it through a wide range of digital platforms across web, mobile, social media, video, audio and print. What’s more, you’ll have the chance to explore a range of specialisms, including sports reporting, music journalism and magazine journalism to name just three. So, what’s your story?

Multimedia journalism is challenging, demanding and exciting work. This BJTC-accredited course is taught by leading experts in the field, providing you with the practical experience you need to be a professional journalist – from liv blogging and reporting to podcasting and feature writing. (No. Very few multimedia students do any presenting – a lot of them take multimedia particularly because they don’t want to be in front of camera.) You’ll also be learning in a state-of-the-art newsroom equipped with the latest new media technologies, as well as specialised radio and television studio spaces.

You will be given plenty of opportunities to put your skills into practice through regular production days and practical assessments. Alongside this, you’ll be learning about the law, ethics and theory that are involved in journalism. Want to put your skills to the test? You’ll have the chance to contribute to the student-led website SalfordNow and to Quays News which are supported by industry professionals and guest editors from the BBC and ITV.

To find out more about what it’s like to study journalism at Salford, follow us on Twitter, read real news created by our students #JournalismAtSalford #NoFakeNewsHere, and view our Journalism courses: https://bit.ly/3aL2mgJ

**You will:**
- Work across multiple media platforms while learning specialist immersive story-telling skills for online and print

- Be taught by professional journalists at MediaCityUK, in a state-of-the-art newsroom equipped with industry standard radio and television studio spaces

- Understand how to think and act like a professional multimedia journalist

**Visit our Multimedia Journalism degree CourseFinder webpage * - https://bit.ly/36VXcNO
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Modules

You will study six modules in year one to give you a broad understanding of journalism, including print, online, radio and TV. You will then be offered a “pathway” in years two and three to allow you to build on some of the core skills from year one and create your own programme route through optional modules including sports journalism, music journalism and political journalism. P50Y is the BA Journalism (Multimedia) pathway. There are also pathways in new broadcast and broacast. The multimedia pathway will guide you towards a career in online journalism, but still give you flexibility to study options including print, TV and radio. Your final year will include multi-platform newsdays in our MediaCityUK newsroom and work placements with our industry partners. You will also be offered the opportunity throughout your three years to take NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) examinations.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
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
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Media professionals
16%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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