Taught course

International Journalism

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.

Journalists come from a wide range of backgrounds and the profession is keen to encourage applicants from the arts, humanities, business, sciences and the social sciences. We welcome applications from the broadest range of disciplines.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Masters course in International Journalism introduces students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds to the theory and practice of journalism in a global context. The course is internationally-focused and deals with the practice of journalism across different media, cultural and regulatory environments.

With a combination of practice and theory, the MSc International Journalism at Stirling enables you to tailor your studies by choosing a practice- or theory-led route depending on your interests and career ambitions.

The course is provided by our Division of Communications, Media and Culture, which has a strong international profile, and builds on our existing strengths in teaching and research. In journalism alone, the Division has staff from South Africa, Venezuela, Pakistan, China and Ireland, as well as the UK.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (Reading and Writing 6, and minimum of 5.5 minimum in each skill)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 162 in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 with minimum of 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 56 with a minimum of 56 in reading and writing and minimum 51 in speaking and listening
  • IBT TOEFL: 80 with minimum 20 in reading and writing and minimum 17 in speaking and listening

More information on our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Dr Idrees Ahmed
Email
m.i.ahmad@stir.ac.uk