It is designed for writers and broadcasters who want to be at the sharp end of journalism, introducing them to the different approaches necessary for news, features, radio, television and the web.
There is theory in the form of modules on Media Policy and Analysis and Marketing and Management, but the emphasis is very firmly on acquiring tools of the trade including shorthand and the use of sophisticated recording and editing equipment.
The teaching staff are highly experienced journalists and editors, while senior staff from news organisations like the BBC, STV, Newsquest and The Scotsman Publications visit regularly to deliver lectures, advise and mentor.
The BA/BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism has a unique training agreement with The Herald and Times newspaper group, providing paid shift work experience. There are also overseas exchange opportunities at one of our partner institutions in the USA.
Graduates have embarked on careers with The Herald, Sunday Herald, The Scotsman, Holyrood magazine, Daily Record, BBC and STV, to name but a few.
This programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Year 1: An introduction to the industry standard equipment used with practical modules such as news writing styles for newspapers, radio, television and the web, as well as the key industry requirements of Shorthand.
Year 2: Media Policy and Analysis, Marketing and Management modules combined with producing a range of real world news and feature stories, meeting regular deadlines for a variety of assignments.
Year 3: Advanced Reporting explores specialist areas including court, investigative and political journalism.
Year 4: An Honours dissertation in your specialist area mixed with modules such as Ethical and Editorial Management.
Work Placement: The programme has a unique training agreement with the Herald and Times newspaper group which offers paid shift work.
Exchange: Overseas exchange opportunities exists with partner institutions in the USA.
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.
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Higher: ABBB, A Level: BBC, ILC: ABBB.
Note: Applicants will be interviews and tested before a place is offered.
Essential subjects: English or Media Studies (Higher/ILC-H).
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