Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Multimedia Journalism

This timetable-intensive programme will teach you all the skills all journalism employers in all media now expect of all entrants: shorthand; news reporting and feature writing; sub-editing and print production, the essentials of stills photography; radio interviewing, scripting, digital editing, voice presentation, studio self-operation; HD-TV digital video camera shooting, writing to picture, digital editing and studio and piece-to-camera presentation; online news writing, podcasting and web content management.

Entry requirements

2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent. Evidence of journalistic endeavour or experience. Pass in entrance test and interview. Ordinary or Bachelor's degree applicants must have 2 years' full-time relevant work experience. If you have more extensive experience, some NCTJ prelim exam passes within the past decade, or notable occupational achievements in some specific areas. Test format: NCTJ entrance test sat on computer, comprising: correction of errors in use of English, writing a short news story from supplied material, 20 current affairs questions; plus BJTC voice test in radio studio. Interview format: In the individual interview you will be asked why you want to be a journalist, what experience you have had in journalism (e.g. student, voluntary, freelance) and about any specialist journalistic ambitions you may have; about your awareness of current news issues and the news media (e.g. what papers you read, and why); and, crucially, from how you generally conduct yourself we will be hoping to spot some of the human qualities journalists need to have: such as curiosity, politeness, persistence. International students whose 1st language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 7.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Law; government; shorthand theory and 50wpm; reporting and writing; multimedia production; journalism in context; law and government (continued); shorthand 80 and 100wpm; multimedia news days; advanced reporting; option (arts, sports or business journalism, subject to numbers); multimedia portfolio.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed separately, some by continuous coursework (reporting and writing, multimedia journalism production and presentation; advanced reporting writing and production; journalism in context; the options); some by exams or tests (shorthand, and newsdays, which are in effect a group exam lasting a whole day); and some by a combination of coursework and NCTJ examinations (law; government).

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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Postgraduate Admissions Team
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