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. You may be asked to complete a pre-entry assignment. If you've professional experience in journalism you may be asked to provide a portfolio of your writing. You�ll also be expected to submit a statement explaining why you feel this course suits your 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

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 21 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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0141 444 8600