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Course summary

Gain industry-relevant training on one of the UK's longest-running, most respected journalism courses, and prepare for a media career. Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University is one the most prestigious journalism degree courses available in Britain. We're the No. 6 journalism course in the UK, according to the Guardian University Awards 2017. Our course provides you with a critical understanding of the legal, political, economic and professional contexts of journalistic practice. You'll find yourself covering news from all walks of life – on live TV, radio or online news days. Our emphasis on employability means that you'll be taught by professional journalists about everyday life in the industry. And we'll introduce you to ways of gaining first-hand experiences in journalism –including work placements through our partnership with STV or other news organisations as well as a freelancer. We're committed to producing highly capable graduates with the strongest possible skillset. From the start, we treat you not just as a student, but as a working journalist, challenging you to produce work to industry standard so you can excel in a newsroom environment. Please visit our website for full course and module details.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
P500
Institution code:
E59
Campus name:
Merchiston Campus
Campus code:
M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements SQA Advanced Higher - BBC including English. A-levels - BBB including English. HNC B in related subject (Media and Communications). Other HNCs considered on individual basis. Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit. *Literary subjects accepted are: Modern Studies, History, Psychology, RMPS, Latin, Sociology, Theology, Media Studies, Politics, Classics, Philosophy and Geography.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15160 Year 1
International £15160 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate
Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS