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.
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 have a record of close links with BBC Scotland and STV.
- Radio Bulletins
- Media Law and Regulation for Journalists
- New Writing
- TV and Multimedia News
- Journalism, Information & Society
- Magazine Publishing
- Major Project