If you are interested in applying to the MA International Multimedia Journalism, then please click here for the application forms and process. The next course starts in Beijing in September 2015, and numbers are limited. For further information, please email

Entrance Requirements

You should have one of the following, or their international equivalents: at least what in the UK is called an upper second class honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject; or at least an upper second class honours degree in any subject and significant professional experience in the industry; or at least an upper second class honours degree in a related subject with a major project in a relevant subject. If English is not your first language you will also need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Your application will be considered if you do not have any of the above qualifications but you do have significant experience in the field of journalism and you are able to present a strong portfolio as part of your application.

You will be required to present an online portfolio of media work (one or a mix of photography, video, text based articles, graphic design, audio, etc.) and examples of academic written work. Your portfolio will be discussed/assessed at interview, demonstrating your suitability and aptitude for the course.

Once your application has been received and approved you will be interviewed via phone and you will need to either provide a link to a personal website/blog or upload a folio to a website (information on how to do this will be given after your application is received).

Within two months of your application you will be given a result of either, accept, fail or reapply. With reapply you will be given the opportunity to resubmit an application in July with suggestions on what you need to do to improve.

We are looking for you to demonstrate a clear style and commitment to the area of study. Please edit the folio down to what you regard to be your best work.

You will be required to show original copies of your highest qualification certificate before starting the course.

If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, i.e. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fees

TBC. Fees were previously £7,500.

Additional Costs

There are some small charges levied on international students by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Non-Chinese nationals are required to have travel insurance for the period they are in China. Equipment insurance is also highly recommended.

Awarding Body

University of Bolton, UK


Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2 Xi San Huan Beilu, Beijing 100089, PR China