University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Digital Journalism

Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace. Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent. This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You�ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. You�ll work in the University�s simulated news environment and also report externally using mobile media. You�ll also: Pursue real-life stories; produce your own journalism packages; experiment with entrepreneurial projects; report, write and edit using text, pictures, video and audio to tell multimedia stories effectively. In Semester 2, you devise, launch, produce and market your own online publication.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Master's level. Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Multimedia journalism; entrepreneurial journalism; producing media; Scots law for journalists; media ethics. Optional modules: Investigative journalism (history and theory); journalism and society; European political economy; European governance; contesting global governance; comparative public policy.

Assessment methods

All modules will be assessed individually.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time £ 10,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Marketing and Communications
Telephone number: 
0141 444 8600