Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

BA BROADCAST AND MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

Key details 

BA BROADCAST AND MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
P500
Entry Requirements
BBB

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment is based mostly on evaluation of your practical work: reporting, writing, interviewing and news production. At times you will work, and be assessed, collaboratively. There is an element of essay writing which follows academic norms for some modules, but primarily you will be expected to produce publishable works of accurate, balanced journalism which comply with ethical and legal standards as practiced in the industry.  

In your first and second years, you will be taught and examined on media law and regulation, and achieving a pass mark in those exams is a requirement for progression to the following year of study. 

Over the course, students shall be required to maintain a personal log, recording their successful completion of various journalism and production tasks, which will each be signed-off by a member of the teaching staff. 

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Assessment for Year 2

Assessment is based mostly on evaluation of your practical work: reporting, writing, interviewing and news production. At times you will work, and be assessed, collaboratively. There is an element of essay writing which follows academic norms for some modules, but primarily you will be expected to produce publishable works of accurate, balanced journalism which comply with ethical and legal standards as practiced in the industry.  

In your first and second years, you will be taught and examined on media law and regulation, and achieving a pass mark in those exams is a requirement for progression to the following year of study. 

Over the course, students shall be required to maintain a personal log, recording their successful completion of various journalism and production tasks, which will each be signed-off by a member of the teaching staff. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 3

Assessment is based mostly on evaluation of your practical work: reporting, writing, interviewing and news production. At times you will work, and be assessed, collaboratively. There is an element of essay writing which follows academic norms for some modules, but primarily you will be expected to produce publishable works of accurate, balanced journalism which comply with ethical and legal standards as practiced in the industry.  

In your first and second years, you will be taught and examined on media law and regulation, and achieving a pass mark in those exams is a requirement for progression to the following year of study. 

Over the course, students shall be required to maintain a personal log, recording their successful completion of various journalism and production tasks, which will each be signed-off by a member of the teaching staff. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   
Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB or ABC or BBC with an A in the Extended Project.

BTEC

DDM. Excludes Public Services and Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AABBB

Scottish highers advanced

CCC

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2 level, 4 subjects at H3 level

Access course

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

European Baccalaureate

70%

International Baccalaureate

31 points

GCSE offer

GCSE Requirements

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to provide more information about their interests in journalism, to give them the opportunity to showcase their skills.  This information will be assessed by the academic team and will form part of our decision-making process.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 7.5 overall (minimum 7.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA 

Academic English at INTO UEA 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 666909

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students (2019 entry)

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You will be required to travel within Norfolk to report on news stories on a regular basis, and some limited travel outside of the county may be required. Some additional study trips or visits may require a student contribution. You will be required to purchase a portable storage device, such as a mobile hard drive, for saving your work. 

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 666909

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Course Reference Number: 666909
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
P500
Entry Requirements
BBB
This degree teaches core general skills such as writing, video editing, audio skills, camera skills, interviewing, news package production, court reporting, longer form programme making and website production. You will develop an understanding of media law and ethics, including defamation, copyright, legal constraints and media regulation. You will be expected to complete 15 days of industry placement as part of your course (alternative forms of industry engagement may be accepted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be under regular review). You will also participate in at least 15 days of ‘newsday’ production in years 2 and 3, closely mirroring practice within professional broadcast newsrooms. This may take place in a media production suite or virtually.
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