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Course summary

Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace. Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent. We aim to produce high-quality, fresh-thinking graduates who have a passion to communicate and can articulate their ideas through effective story-telling. You'll work in the University's simulated news environment. You'll report externally using mobile media and digital recorders and cameras. You'll have access to industry standard audio and video editing software. Ranked 1st in the UK for Communication & Media Studies (Times Good University Guide 2023)


Compulsory classes: Multimedia Journalism, Producing Media, Scots Law for Journalists, Media Ethics. If you progress to the MLitt, you'll choose to undertake either an academic dissertation or a production dissertation. Optional classes: Entrepreneurial Journalism, Digital Communication & Society, Communication & Media Theory in an International Context, Strategic Communication.

Assessment method

Assessment methods vary according to the nature of the class. Academic subjects are generally assessed by written essays, case studies and presentations. In the Media Ethics class, students complete an innovative assessment, which requires them to work together in groups to research, create and produce a short video that explores a journalism ethics topic. In practical journalism classes, students produce individual multimedia journalism packages, portfolios of their own work and a group online news site. Peer assessment is also used in some of these classes.

Entry requirements

Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Masters level. Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism is desirable.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5500 Year 1
England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

Digital Journalism at University of Strathclyde - UCAS