Taught course

Journalism

Institution
Robert Gordon University · School of Creative and Cultural Business
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area.
Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course focuses on the study of news and current affairs journalism in all its guises – from ‘traditional’ print, radio and TV coverage to the increasingly interactive approaches of news gathering and reporting to audiences of today’s online, digital and emerging multimedia platforms.
The course is designed to give you an overview of the ethical and intellectual issues and debates underpinning industry practice.
Course modules cover everything from the study of news values, reporting styles, interview techniques and media law to more technical aspects of producing newspapers, news websites and online magazines, and radio and TV news packages and bulletins. You will develop an impressive portfolio of transferable skills, ranging from the ability to write lively, succinct copy to tight deadlines, to the confidence to pitch story ideas, design your own web pages and record, edit and produce your own broadcast and online news items.

Ranked 2nd in Scotland for Journalism, Publishing and PR Guardian University League Tables 2018

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

You may qualify for a scholarship or financial award. For more information please visit the RGU website- www.rgu.ac.uk/study/finance-funding/funding-and-scholarships-search

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@rgu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 262728