Taught course

Multimedia Journalism

Glasgow Caledonian University · Glasgow School for Business and Society

Entry requirements

-Normally a UK Honours degree or equivalent -Evidence of journalistic experience or endeavour -Pass in entrance test and interview -Ordinary or Bachelor’s degree applicants must have two years’ full-time relevant work experience. -If you have more extensive experience - some NCTJ prelim exam passes within the past decade, or notable occupational achievements in some specific areas, for example - you can apply to have 'prior credit' awarded for appropriate parts of some of the programme's modules, but this must be requested and evidence provided before you start the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Multimedia Journalism is Scotland’s leading journalism Masters. It’s NCTJ & BJTC accredited; offers placements with BBC, STV, Record, and Herald; achieves 75% employment; & wins more Scottish Student Journalism Awards than any other Masters.

This timetable-intensive programme will teach you all the skills all journalism employers in all media now expect of all entrants: shorthand; news reporting and feature writing; sub-editing & print production, the essentials of stills photography; radio interviewing, scripting, digital editing, voice presentation, studio self-operation; HD-TV digital video camera shooting, writing to picture, digital editing and studio and piece-to-camera presentation; online news writing, podcasting and web content management.

The course is accredited by both the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)

Information for international students

Academic IELTS test score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element less than 6.5. If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme. Scholarships available

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university; scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions are made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630