JOURNALISM & MEDIA STUDIES

Journalists work in an environment where accuracy and professionalism are vital to creating and sustaining a reputation in a highly competitive industry. Journalism has developed immeasurably and the increasing demand for effective communication has encouraged the diversification of media and journalistic forms aided by the integration of modern technology. ABMA Journalism and Media Studies qualifications will prepare students to thrive in this sector.

DIPLOMA Level 4:

Entry Requirements:

Learners wishing to undertake a Level 4 Diploma qualification with ABMA Education should already be in possession of a level 3 qualification or equivalent. In addition, it is recommended that students should possess a GCSE, or equivalent, in Maths and English, at Grade A* – D.

Evidence of professional work experience can be submitted for a minimum of one year within a job sector that is related to the subject area that the learner intends to study. Examples of evidence that ABMA will accept includes:

  • Employer references detailing the learner’s duties and responsibilities
  • Certificates of training/courses

Learners are encouraged to submit to ABMA Education details of all types of training that they have obtained.

MANDATORY UNITS

  1. 1-Constructing a Story in Journalism
  2. 2-Interviewing and Research in Journalism
  3. 3-Broadcasting
  4. 4-Internet Broadcasting
  5. 5-Public Relations for Journalists

 

DIPLOMA Level 5:

Entry Requirment:

A new learner applying to study the ABMA Level 5 Diploma will be expected to have attained one of the following:

  • An ABMA Level 4 Diploma
  • A national or international qualification equivalent to the above

Learners who wish to enter at this level can use their professional work experience as evidence, provided that this experience is a minimum of two years and situated within a job sector that is related to the subject area that the learner intends to study. Examples of evidence that ABMA Education will accept includes:

  • Employer references detailing the learner’s duties and responsibilities
  • Certificates of training/courses

Learners are encouraged to submit to ABMA Education details of all types of training that they have obtained.

MANDATORY UNITS:

  1. 1-Print and Online Journalism
  2. 2-Journalism and the Law
  3. 3-Convergent Journalism
  4. 4-Notation and Transcription for Journalists
  5. 5-Editing Roles in Journalism

 

DIPLOMA Level 6:

Entry Requirements:

A new learner applying to study the ABMA Level 6 Diploma will be expected to have attained one of the following:

  • An ABMA Level 5 Diploma
  • A Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • A national or international qualification equivalent to the above

Learners who wish to enter at this level can use their professional work experience as evidence, provided that this experience is a minimum of four years and situated within a job sector that is related to the subject area that the learner intends to study. Examples of evidence that ABMA Education will accept includes:

  • Employer references detailing the learner’s duties and responsibilities
  • Certificates of training/courses

Learners are encouraged to submit to ABMA Education details of all types of training that they have obtained.

The above entry requirements are subject to change and all student registrations are accepted at the discretion of ABMA Education.

MANDATORY UNITS

  1. 1-Principles and the Role of Journalism
  2. 2-Specialised Reporting in the Media
  3. 3-Investigative Journalism
  4. 4-Freedom of Information and Media Law
  5. 5-Standards and Ethics in Journalism