Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Multimedia Journalism

Newspapers now expect new journalists to have the traditional skills of news gathering, shorthand, writing and reporting, plus the ability to shoot and edit digital video, present audio and video podcasts, and run news websites; Broadcasters also require ths and shorthand as well; this course can provide applicants with all these skills to industry-standards based on our accreditation by both the National Council for the Training or Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Entry requirements

2.1 UK Honours degree; or equivalent; evidence of journalistic endeavour or experience; satisfactory performance in National Council for the Training of Journalists entrance test; interview; voice test; 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

Assessment methods include: Coursework; NCTJ exams in law, public affairs, shorthand.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,030 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 10,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 7,030 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630