BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism – News Associates London (in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University)

The School of Journalism is an NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree delivered by News Associates.

Our undergraduate multimedia journalism programme is the top NCTJ course of any kind in the country, and it’s the sixth year in a row a News Associates course has topped the league tables.

The entire School of Journalism class of 2021 achieved gold-standard diplomas, including 100 words-per-minute shorthand, as well as achieving first-class degrees.

We call you trainees, not students, because we treat you like a journalist from day one. You will write and publish stories online, interview artists, politicians and athletes, film and record video pieces and podcasts, and much more.

The School of Journalism offers each trainee a bursary of up to £1,000 each summer to do either a work placement or journalism project of your choice. From Cannes Film Festival to the Copa America football tournament in Brazil, our trainees have explored journalism around the world!

You’ll be expected to keep up with modern technology and produce multimedia content – so we’ll also give you a free iPad on your first day!

At the School of Journalism, we do things differently. News Associates’ practical and dedicated approach to teaching sets us apart from more traditional universities, earning us the Innovation of the Year award at the 2020 NCTJ Awards for Excellence.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Sports journalism
  • Journalism for a digital audience
  • Media law court reporting
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Shorthand for journalists

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • HuffPost UK
  • Red magazine
  • Sky News and Sky Sports News
  • TalkSPORT
  • The Guardian
  • The Times and The Sunday Times
  • VICE
  • Wall Street Journal
The BA Multimedia Journalism course is exceptional! I love how practical it is and that you are treated as a trainee journalist, not a student. Everyone is so friendly, and the tutors get to know you personally.
Lauran, third-year trainee

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