University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate

Journalism, Media and Communication and Social Policy

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Pursuing the BA in Journalism, Media and Communication will engage you in useful learning in a broad professional context, which includes a critical understanding of the media industry, while acquiring technical and professional skills in journalism, communication, information design and management, and using them in the dynamic media market of Glasgow and beyond. This new social policy degree programme gives you the opportunity to learn more about the social and economic challenges facing Scottish society and enables you to place these in a broader international and comparative perspective. Why Journalism, Media and Communication and Social Policy at Strathclyde? Ranked top 10 in the UK for Communication & Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2020). Learn the skills and practices of contemporary journalism in a digital, multimedia era. Engage with the media and communication industry in Glasgow and beyond. Enjoy our programme of visiting speakers from the world of broadcasting, publishing, communication and newspapers. Enter your work in student competitions. Opportunities for media work placement experience. Your Career Strathclyde Journalism, Media & Communications graduates have developed careers in national and local broadcast and print journalism, public relations, academic and commercial publishing, content creation for digital media, among many other areas.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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:
PL54
Institution code:
S78
Campus name:
University of Strathclyde
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
71%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
International £16400 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £16400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/. For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Journalism, Media and Communication and Social Policy at University of Strathclyde - UCAS