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BA (Honours) Multimedia Journalism

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

Multimedia Journalism

Prepare for a career in today's dynamic media landscape, taught by professional journalists with vast experience in newspapers, radio, television, magazine and online.

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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? P500
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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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. See articles written by our current students. 

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

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.

Future careers

The entire course, in terms of both content and approach, is geared towards producing employable professionals within the vibrant national and international creative media industry.

Recent graduates from the course are now working

  • as feature writers at magazines including Closer, Which? and Gay Times, as well as at a variety of B2B (business to business) magazines
  • for broadcasters including BBC World Service, BBC local radio, ITV, Liverpool FC TV, Sky and TalkSport
  • in PR and marketing roles for Sheffield Wednesday FC, Everton FC, Manchester, Warrington and Nottinghamshire councils, Oxford University Press and HRH the Prince of Wales
  • in social media and digital roles for Amnesty International, Irwin Mitchell and Johnston Press
  • as freelance journalists

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including a new TV studio and radio studios, regularly refurbished and updated with the dedicated support of the Creative Media Centre support staff.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 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 grrade 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.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.


  • English Language at grade C or 4

• Access - an 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.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Audio Visual Journalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: History Of Journalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media Law And Democracy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media, Power And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multimedia Storytelling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social Media And Web Journalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Ethics And Responsibility Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Feature Writing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Radio And Sound Production Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Researching And Reporting Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tv And Video News Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Life And Style Journalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Podcasting Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Project / Dissertation For Journalism Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Digital Journalism And Data Visualisation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Covering The Courts Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Magazine Creation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Magazine Publishing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Moral Panics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Radio Broadcasting Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tv Journalism And Production Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Media, PR and journalism courses (PDF, 227.1KB)

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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