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What will I learn?

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 and Times Group, and more Scottish Student Journalism Awards than any other master's course. 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.

Your career

Our alumni have gone on to roles with a variety of media organisations, including the BBC, STV, Sky and Sky Sports, France 24, the Herald & Times Group, Deadline News and many more. They have secured employment in TV news, online and multimedia news, newspapers, magazines, radio, online marketing and public relations.

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by:

  • National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)

Teaching methods

The MA Multimedia Journalism at GCU includes all the key skills and knowledge you will need to begin a career in journalism.

Shorthand, Government, Law, and News and Online Writing are all compulsory subjects, with classes in these subjects and skills running every week for the entire length of the diploma programme.

In the first trimester, each week you will have practical classes in news reporting and feature writing; sub-editing and print production; and radio/TV/online journalism and production skills; as well as a weekly class studying and reflecting on Journalism in Context.

Which department am I in?

Glasgow School for Business and Society

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 16,554) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 September 2022

Venue

Glasgow Caledonian University

City Campus,

Cowcaddens Road,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G4 0BA, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have minimum requirements of 1st class or 2:1 honours degree or a Masters degree in a relevant field. Normally a minimum five years’ work experience in a relevant field will be considered for entry. Academic IELTS should be an average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5.

For international students

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area, plus interview and tests. English language: Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an award-winning institution based in two vibrant UK cities.

  • Academically outstanding encouraging excellence
  • International student support
  • Innovative, top-class learning facilities
  • City-based campus in desirable location

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