University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Media, Communications and International Journalism (Taught)

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Course summary

This programme combines the latest in media, communications and audience theory, and research methodologies with the production and editorial skills that are required of the modern journalist. You can apply your understanding of the role of the media in society to your own journalistic output. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • You will be taught by members of the Glasgow Media Group, which has an international reputation for pioneering research methods in media and communications.
  • The Glasgow University Media Group comprises industry-trained programme-makers and the programme includes a practical element related to transferable skills for employability.
  • The city of Glasgow is the centre of the media industry in Scotland and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and a range of major press titles including The Herald and The Daily Record. The Media Group has strong connections with local industry.
  • Researchers from the Glasgow Media Group have presented their work globally, given expert evidence to Westminster select committees and appear regularly on the BBC and other news outlets.
  • You can choose optional courses from areas such as economics, criminology, human rights, sociology, and politics whose research is at the forefront of debates about the role of the media in society.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will take four core and two optional courses, followed by a dissertation or research project. Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Practical skills in news-gathering and programme-making will be developed through seminars and workshops which will focus on the delivery of journalistic articles and features across media. Assessment is based on individual written essays and assignments, as well as the practical group work and individual projects. Core Courses MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS AND JOURNALISM: CRITICISM AND THEORY RESEARCH DESIGN RESEARCHING AUDIENCES AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS PRODUCING NEWS OR WRITING NEWS Optional Courses may include: CHINA'S INTERNATIONAL POLITICS CRIME, MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE GLOBAL ECONOMY HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBAL POLITICS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNICATION THE INTERNET AND CIVIL SOCIETY MEDIA AND DEMOCRATISATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

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How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2021 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in sociology, politics, economics, history or related social science subject. You should also submit a personal statement of around 300 words. This should cover two areas: the degree to which your previous educational and professional experiences and interests make you a suitable candidate for the programme. the motivation for applying for this programme specifically - and how the methods and insights offered by social science will help you in the development of good journalism skills and practice.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website. https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Media, Communications and International Journalism at University of Glasgow - UCAS