Our programme is designed for individuals with a passion for journalism and current affairs, and covers print, radio, television and the web.
You’ll gain the practical skills key to success in this competitive industry such as shorthand, news reporting and page layout, use sophisticated video, audio recording and editing equipment, and write for online and social media. You will also study media law, government, ethics and the media industries.
Our academic staff are all experienced journalists with credible industry contacts, within the BBC, STV, Newsquest and The Scotsman. Professionals from these organisations frequently deliver guest lectures, mentor students, and facilitate a wide range of placements and extra-curricular opportunities to boost your CV and career prospects.
This course is accredited by both the NCTJ and BJTC. Most of our students go on to work in the field of journalism, in print, radio, TV and online; public relations; or media industry work. On average, two-thirds of our graduates are in employment in these sectors within six months of graduation.
Our recent graduates have secured journalism jobs with the BBC, STV, Sky Sports, Scottish Daily Mail, Radio Clyde, West Sound, The Daily Record, The Herald and Times Group, Edinburgh Evening News, Heart 100-103, Central FM, Clyde and Forth Press, The Drum, Greenock Telegraph, Alloa Advertiser, Centre Press News Agency, and The National in Abu Dhabi amongst others. In the past three years, three of our working recent graduates have been nominated for Young Journalist of The Year in the Scottish Press Awards.
This programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
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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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All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
This is a very competitive course with a high ratio of applications to places.
To gain a place the following details are the really important things your application needs to include (You will probably need a couple of paragraphs at least on the UCAS form to cover all of this)
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