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 2021, and numbers are limited to 24. Our recruitment period commences in January 2021 and the final application deadline is June 5th, 2021. For further information, please email course leader Sharron Lovell is happy to speak with prospective students via skype or zoom to outline the program in more detail.

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 honors degree (2.1) in a relevant subject; or at least an upper second class honors degree in any subject and significant professional experience in the industry; or at least an upper second class honors 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). If you do not have an IELTS we may be able to provide you with a local equivalent test.

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

You will be required to email or present an online portfolio of media work via a link to a personal website/blog or an uploaded folder. The portfolio should include either one single media or a mix of photography, video, text articles, graphic design, audio, etc. You should also provide examples of academic written work.

Within one month of your application, you will be given a result of either, accept, fail, or reapply.

If your application has been received and approved you will be interviewed via phone or Skype. Your online portfolio will be discussed/assessed at the interview, demonstrating your suitability and aptitude for the course

With reapply, you will be given the opportunity to resubmit an application for the clearing period in May to June 2018, 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 your submission folio down to what you regard to be a few pieces of your very 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 recognized English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, i.e. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not have a recognized English language qualification please do not let that deter you from applying as we may be able to provide you with a local equivalent test.

Tuition Fees


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