Glasgow Caledonian University Journalism

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Glasgow Caledonian University Journalism

BA/BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

This programme is the only undergraduate programme in Scotland accredited by both the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the two most respected benchmarks used by editors to hire reporters.

Our programme is designed for individuals with a passion for journalism and current affairs, and covers print, radio, television and the web.

You’ll gain the practical skills key to success in this competitive industry such as shorthand, news reporting and page layout, use sophisticated video, audio recording and editing equipment, and write for online and social media. You will also study media law, government, ethics and the media industries.

Our academic staff are all experienced journalists with credible industry contacts, within the BBC, STV, Newsquest and The Scotsman. Professionals from these organisations frequently deliver guest lectures, mentor students, and facilitate a wide range of placements and extra-curricular opportunities to boost your CV and career prospects.

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Course Details

BA/BA (Hons)
4 Years
Start Date
18 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Creative and Design, Journalism and Media Studies, English Language
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1
SQA Higher: AABB including English
A level: BCC PLUS GCSE English B/6
ILC Higher: H1, H2, H2, H3 including English at H2 or above
IB Diploma: 25 points BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM plus GCSE requirements
BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at DMM PLUS GCSE English B/6
Year 3
HND Practical Journalism or HND Creative Industries: Media and Communication with a AB/BA in the Graded Units
Additional Requirements