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
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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
|IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0.
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Fees and funding
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