You’ll have a passion for news and an interest in the media, plus an instinct to find and tell stories. We develop your skills to make sense of fast-moving situations and meet deadlines, while reporting a story accurately, simply and eloquently with honesty, integrity and creativity.
Our broadcast studios and multimedia newsrooms provide an industry setting, allowing you to experience life as a journalist and develop practical skills. You’ll gain a firm understanding of media law, ethics and regulations. You’ll also develop your analytical and critical skills and writing, communication and research techniques.
You'll benefit from studying in a dynamic city that is home to many creative industries. You’ll make use of Edinburgh as a political, economic and cultural centre, providing a rich source of stories and settings for your work. Guest lectures and work placements help you develop your industry contacts, allowing you to have work published/broadcast before you leave.
This is a one year full-time course, starting in September, and is split up into three trimesters. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, specialist workshops in our newsrooms and studios and independent study.
We've used our 40 years’ experience of teaching journalism to shape this degree into one of the most modern journalism courses available.
Our curriculum is developed with employers and industry contacts. We also have a partnership with STV to deliver local TV.
- Radio Bulletins
- Media Law for Journalists
- New Writing
- TV and Multimedia News
- Journalism, Information & Society
- Magazine Publishing
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
We have a high success rate for placing our graduates in jobs. You may find work as a:
- press officer
- feature writer
- production worker in broadcast, print or online
Recent graduates have gained full-time work across media platforms. The industry placement you'll undertake as part of your course is particularly valuable for making contacts and can often lead to an offer of employment. Placements are a vital opportunity to gain industry experience and show editors and potential employers what you can do.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 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 email@example.com
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.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/Masters in Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/Masters in Midwifery
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