You’ll join a global community of media professionals reflecting on your current practice and expanding the scope of your expertise. The course will build on your professional experience and directly inform and develop your daily practice with assignments that support your individual career goals.
Tutors and mentors with substantial industry experience will support you in developing leadership attributes as well as the ability to apply advanced journalistic skills across a wide range of platforms, including television, radio, online, print and social media.
Your learning will be underpinned by modern research into global journalism and media practice. You’ll develop the ability to analyse the industry with academic rigour and appraise political, economic, regulatory and cultural influences in different global regions.
You’ll explore innovative forms of media practice and engage with a variety of approaches to developing creative leadership and entrepreneurship.
This course will also strengthen transferable skills, including problem solving, planning, team work, time management, cross-cultural interaction and use of social media.
Our online learning and teaching environment includes a global virtual newsroom and enables you to interact with tutors and fellow professionals. A wide range of e-books and e-journals give you access to current relevant academic research.
During an on-campus residential week, you’ll be able to interact with tutors and peers in person in our industry standard cross-platform newsroom and TV studio.
Edinburgh Napier University has one of the longest records for providing journalism education in the UK and has Skillset Screen and Media Academy status. This course was designed in consultation with a wide range of industry representatives and accreditation bodies.
This is a one year full-time distance learning course and is split up into three trimesters.
You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, studio and newsroom sessions and through independent study.
- Cross-platform Journalism and Media Practice
- Global Current Affairs across Cultures
- Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Media
- Specialist Journalism (Global Business and Finance Reporting; Investigative Journalism, Documentary Film Production; Professional Media Industry Placement)
- Professional Media Production Dissertation
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
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Graduates benefit from advanced personal development and career progression. Former students have become flagship reporters, editors, international correspondents and presenters on high profile programmes, magazines and newspapers.
This course also provides an ideal platform for further research, including PhD studies, and can serve as entry point to an academic career.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in any discipline. We look for applicants to have relevant work experience with demonstrable interest in Journalism in order to be eligible for the programme.
We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6.5 with no individual component score of less than 6.0. For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
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