Taught course

International Journalism for Media Professionals

Edinburgh Napier University · Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

You need an Honours degree, and you need to have worked for a minimum of one year as a journalist, media practitioner, communications specialist or information officer. Instead of an Honours degree, you may have a degree-equivalent qualification. Substantial experience gained in the journalism, communications and media industries can be counted in place of an Honours degree. Every applicant will be asked to provide evidence of industry experience as well as of suitability for the degree, in form of a portfolio of copy, or a showreel.

Months of entry


Course content

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, studio and newsroom sessions and through independent study. Learning will take place during three on-campus residential weeks as well as in an international virtual learning environment.

If studied on a fulltime basis, this course can be completed within an academic year.

You have the opportunity to engage in part-time studies, in which case the duration of studies should not exceed twelve trimesters. Part-time students will be guided by a tutor to put together an individualised programme of study. To find out more about part-time possibilities, please contact Myra Tait.

Trimester 1

  • Cross-Platform Journalism and Media Practice, Global Current Affairs across Cultures, Leadership & Entrepreneurship in the Media.

Trimester 2

  • Specialist Journalism (choose two of the following options): Reporting Global Finances, Investigative Journalism, Documentary Film Production. Professional Industry Placement.

Trimester 3

  • Production Dissertation.

For more detailed information about the course, please contact Myra Tait.

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Information Office
+44 (0)8452 60 60 40