University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Digital Journalism

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. Students develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. Applicants work in the University's simulated news environment and also report externally using mobile media. Students also pursue real-life stories; produce their 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, students devise, launch, produce and market their 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 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 Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

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

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