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University of Westminster Digital Media and Journalism BA
University of Westminster

Digital Media and Journalism BA

London, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time

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GBP 15,400 / per year *

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* international | UK: £9,250

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Introduction

Our Digital Media and Journalism BA is ideal for those who want to pursue a career in journalism, focusing on stories, multi-platform news, media law and launching a publication. The course has been designed to prepare you for the fast-changing media and communication industries and digital media roles of the future. You’ll become a highly skilled media professional who can create and share messages professionally across any digital platform, to truly connect with an audience.

The course starts with a shared first year, where you will study alongside students on the other Digital Media BA pathways in Media Production, Communication, Public Relations and Advertising. Together you’ll study the broad principles of digital media to produce a portfolio of digital content, develop your research skills and gain a critical understanding of core academic concepts. You’ll gain skills in content creation, digital media production, storytelling, and research, alongside a critical appreciation of the role of media in society.

At the end of your first year, you’ll have the choice to continue with a Digital Media and Journalism BA or change to another pathway on the course to reflect your interests and aspirations.

In your second and third years, you’ll build on your practical skills and conceptual insights. You’ll develop advanced digital production skills and learn to create and pitch content for different media platforms and contexts. These include multimedia formats, for a range of different audiences, showing your ability to work within simulated newsroom environments and conditions.

You will have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals throughout the course and can benefit from our industry links by opting to complete a work placement year or expand your educational experience by studying abroad between Years 2 and 3.

Top Reasons to Study with Us

  • Westminster is ranked top 15 among UK institutions for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2023. The University is also ranked in the Top 15 in the Complete University Guide 2024 for 'Graduate prospects' in Communication and Media Studies.
  • Employability and enterprise skills are embedded in the modules, through the use of practical tasks and problem-solving exercises that mirror the workplace and, where possible, incorporate live briefs
  • Work and international experience – provided through the core module Working in Digital Media in Year 2 and the optional Placement or International Experience Year available between Years 2 and 3
  • Develop sought-after skills – You’ll develop high-level skills, which are in demand across a range of sectors and professions
  • Produce your own content in a professional setting. Our award-winning student-led Smoke Media offers plenty of opportunities to get involved
  • TEF Silver – Our teaching, learning and student outcomes received a silver award in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Programme Recognition

This course is delivered through a partnership with BAFTA Albert Education, which provides staff and graduates with the tools and techniques needed to learn about environmentally responsible working practices and their professional relevance. The partnership will help students develop knowledge about sustainability, carbon footprinting and planet placement in programmes.

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