(Hons) Multimedia Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11500
    Tuition (Year)
    1820
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 ,
This programme is the only undergraduate programme in Scotland accredited by both the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the two most respected benchmarks used by editors to hire reporters.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Employment Details

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.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • The Business of Social Science
  • Media Industries
  • Broadcast & Online Production
  • Media Analysis
  • News Writing & Journalism

English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

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.

Year 1
  • SQA Higher: ABBB including English or Media Studies
  • A level: BBC plus GCSE English or Media at B
  • ILC Higher: A1 B1 B3 B3 including English at B1
  • IB Diploma: 25 points BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM plus GCSE requirements
Additional Requirements

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)

  • a clear statement in your UCAS application that you want to be a Journalist, supported by...
  • some evidence of that commitment: work experience in a news room; editing the school magazine; any articles published. Any one of these may suffice
  • say as much as you can in your UCAS statement about your journalism experiences, achievements and ambitions

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11500 International
  • GBP 1820 EU/EEA
  • Scotland £1820
  • England, Wales and N. Ireland £9000

Funding

Scholarships and funding
Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the UK’s most dynamic and diverse higher education institutions, with a tradition of welcoming students from all walks of life. As such, the University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to ensure all students have an equal chance of success. The fees and funding that are relevant to you also depend on where you lived before coming to university.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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