University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Investigative Journalism

This course is designed to suit both mid-career journalists wanting to specialise in Investigative Journalism, and recent graduates wishing to establish careers in the media. It combines practice with theory. The course is designed for students from overseas as well as from the UK.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating capacity to study at Master's level, and supportive academic and professional references. Students may be asked to complete a pre-entry assignment. Students with professional experience in journalism may be asked to provide a portfolio of their writing. Students are also expected to submit a statement explaining why they feel this course suits their needs. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core classes: investigative journalism (history and theory); investigative journalism (project); Scots law for journalists; media ethics; multimedia journalism. Option classes: Entrepreneurial journalism; journalism and society; European political economy; European governance; comparative public policy.

Assessment methods

Students write a dissertation of 12-15,000 words on a topic related to investigative journalism.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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