Taught course


Edinburgh Napier University · School of Creative Industries

Entry requirements

You will need a 2.1 in your first degree and be able to show a demonstrable interest in journalism, for example, with some relevant work placement experience. If you are a non UK students you will need a strong first degree and demonstrable interest in journalism, as well as IELTS level 7.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is studied full-time over one year and is split up in to three trimesters. You'll learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, specialist workshops in our newsrooms and studios, and independent study.

Trimester 1

Print and Online Journalism
Public Affairs OR Global Affairs
Television and Radio Journalism

Trimester 2

Multimedia News Production
Journalism in Context
Magazine Publishing

On successful completion of trimester 1 and 2 modules you will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma.

Trimester 3

Dissertation or Production Dissertation

This course can also be studied part-time over two years. Note that shorthand classes are also available.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 650/250 Please see http://www.napier.ac.uk/international for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.napier.ac.uk/fees for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Information Office
+44 (0)8452 60 60 40