University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast)

Students learn the reporting, researching, writing and presentation skills required for being a journalist in both radio and television, as well as developing a critical understanding of the news media; teaching is done in small groups by experienced industry professionals, using up to date professional-standard news production soft-ware, video and audio equipment for their journalism assignments; students are also introduced to web-journalism and blogging; students can also acquire the skills of a specialist correspondent by choosing from a range of specialist journalism options; all students are encouraged to take up a work placement opportunity during the summer months.

Entry requirements

1st degree (equivalent to at least an Upper 2nd or a minimum GPA of 3.00) from a recognised university, and/or have relevant professional experience. Particular consideration is given to mature applicants, especially those with media experience. All applicants are expected to have some form of previous media experience. If English is a 2nd language, students should have a score of at least 7.0 IELTS overall with a minimum 7.0 in writing and speaking. The TOEFL equivalent is 617 in the paper-based test and 105 in the TOEFL internet-based test, including at least 24 in writing and speaking.

Course modules

Core modules: principles of journalism: focusing on the skills, considerations and techniques of contemporary journalism and new media; broadcast news: tv and radio: news-writing and reporting; documentary skills (TV and radio): creating longer form, more considered journalism; issues in journalism: examining how journalists and the media face issues such as democracy, human rights, free speech and ethics; the final documentary project (a tv or radio documentary); optional modules: business and financial journalism; travel journalism; arts and entertainment journalism; investigative journalism; online journalism (which can lead to a final project in online journalism); sports journalism; media business; sociology of news; health and medical journalism.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day/evening £ 950 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day/evening £ 1,575 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 950 per Credit module (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 1,575 per Credit module (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harrow Harrow HA1 3TP South East

Key information

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