Taught course

Multimedia Journalism

Institution
Glasgow Caledonian University · Glasgow School for Business and Society
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 or equivalent and evidence of journalistic experience or endeavour. Entrance test and interview required. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Test format

NCTJ entrance test sat on computer, comprising: correction of errors in use of English, writing a short news story from supplied material, 20 current affairs questions; plus BJTC voice test in radio studio

Interview format

In the individual interview you will be asked why you want to be a journalist, what experience you have had in journalism (eg student, voluntary, freelance) and about any specialist journalistic ambitions you may have; about your awareness of current news issues and the news media (eg what papers you read, and why); and, crucially, from how you generally conduct yourself we will be hoping to spot some of the human qualities journalists need to have: such as curiosity, politeness, persistence

Months of entry

September

Course content

Join a global effort to inform and connect people round the world through Scotland's leading journalism master's programme - GCU's MA Multimedia Journalism. GCU offers the only postgraduate journalism degree in Scotland that is accredited by both of the UK's primary professional training bodies: the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

The MA Multimedia Journalism boasts a more than 75% employment rate, placements in media organisations including the BBC, STV and the Herald & Times Group, and more Scottish Student Journalism Awards than any other master's programme. Prepare to make a real impact in a rapidly changing media landscape.

You'll study in Glasgow, Scotland's 'media city', and get hands-on experience with all of the in-demand skills of today, from interviewing and reporting to writing and editing - across print, broadcast and digital platforms. We'll train you in shorthand, photography, video production and web content management, and give you in-depth instruction in government and law.

You'll learn in modern, industry-standard and purpose-built facilities, including a multimedia newsroom, editorial and radio production suites, digital radio studios, and a TV studio and gallery. In addition, you'll benefit from GCU's close relationship with industry through work placement agreements with major news organisations across Scotland. Our graduates complete their MA Multimedia Journalism programme with the skills they need to compete in a constantly transforming industry and contribute to the common good - whether they choose employment in the UK or abroad.

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.International students who do not meet the academic requirements may be eligible for the International Graduate Diploma programme. Successful completion of this INTO course with the required grades means guaranteed conditional offer of a place on the degree programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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. Please also see the funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)141 331 8630