Taught course

Journalism

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · School of Creative Industries
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 or above in any discipline. We look for applicants to have relevant work experience with demonstrable interest in Journalism in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

For applicants who meet the academic criteria, you will need to submit a portfolio with your application. The portfolio could include anything from articles (published or unpublished), a detailed outline of what you did on a placement, links to a video or audio clip or links to your own blog or website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course offers This course offers a dynamic, practice-focused multimedia programme closely linked to industry. We combine traditional methods with new and developing technologies to train you in multimedia journalism.

You’ll have a passion for news and an interest in the media, plus an instinct to find and tell stories. We develop your skills to make sense of fast-moving situations and meet deadlines, while reporting a story accurately, simply and eloquently with honesty, integrity and creativity.

Our broadcast studios and multimedia newsrooms provide an industry setting, allowing you to experience life as a journalist and develop practical skills. You’ll gain a firm understanding of media law, ethics and regulations. You’ll also develop your analytical and critical skills and writing, communication and research techniques.

You'll benefit from studying in a dynamic city that is home to many creative industries. You’ll make use of Edinburgh as a political, economic and cultural centre, providing a rich source of stories and settings for your work. Guest lectures and work placements help you develop your industry contacts, allowing you to have work published/broadcast before you leave.

We've used our 40 years’ experience of teaching journalism to shape this degree into one of the most modern journalism courses available.

Recent graduates have gone onto work at ITN, STV, BBC and magazines and newspapers across the UK and abroad.

Information for international students

The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6.5 with no individual component score of less than 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,635
International students
£16,215

We have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Enquiries
Email
studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)333 900 6040