Journalism Degree BA (Hons)

Degree in Journalism

1. Overview

Journalism is a powerful and rewarding industry. Our intensive course will equip you with the necessary skills for a career in the media.

You'll gain considerable practical experience in reporting and production across print, broadcast and electronic platforms through a series of ultra-local news portals. Additionally, you will experience a day as a journalist: sourcing stories, interviewing, filming and editing your report.

Our courses are ranked within the top Universities by the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Tables.

Facilities

Your learning will be enhanced by our purpose-built teaching facilities which include a news room, TV and radio studio. To view these excellent facilities visit us during an Open Day.

2. What you will study

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: ABBB to include English.

GCE A Level: BBC to include English.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3 to include English at H2.

IB Diploma: 29 to include Higher Level English at grade 5.

Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Advanced Entry: Applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. 

English language requirements All applicants whose first language is not English are required to have an Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0. Appropriate equivalents will be considered. 

4. Placements and accreditations

Placement 
The six-week placement in year 3 provides you with an invaluable opportunity to put your skills and knowledge to the test in an appropriate journalism and media-based environment, as well as form excellent links with potential future employers

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,400 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,250 per academic year

Disclaimer

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. You must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

The department has extensive links with the media industries, and graduates will secure careers in print, publishing, broadcast and online journalism. Opportunities for employment also exist in fields such as public relations and media management.


“I did my work placement with STV in 3rd year in Nigeria, now I'm working for a national newspaper. It is a wonderful experience, both challenging and interesting.”

Fatima Joji Journalism Degree BA (Hons)

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UCAS Code

P500

Start date

September

Course length

4 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic school
School of Creative and Cultural Business
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