Taught course

Digital Journalism

University of Strathclyde · School of Humanities

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Entry requirements

Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Masters level.

Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Gain the skills to produce multimedia news and features
  • Learn how to devise, launch, produce and market an online publication
  • Work in the University's simulated news environment and reporter externally using mobile media
  • Develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world

Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace.

Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent.

We aim to produce high-quality, fresh-thinking graduates who have a passion to communicate and can articulate their ideas through effective story-telling.

You'll work in the University's simulated news environment. You'll report externally using mobile media and digital recorders and cameras. You'll have access to industry standard audio and video editing software.

Information for international students

You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English.

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,100 (F/T)
International students

Take a look at our scholarships and search for funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 141 444 8220