University Of Aberdeen Journalism
The MSc Journalism Degree explores the role of radio, television, print and online platforms, developing skills and building experience. This course will equip you with the skills, experience and understanding to build a career in journalism which combines academic discipline with practical training.
Key skills in journalistic writing, communication and IT are developed along with the skills of reporting, feature writing, subbing, interviewing and researching stories. The course also covers research and analytical skills and includes the social, economic and political roles of contemporary media and the role of the journalist in society.
You will be expected to attend intensive training in shorthand each day throughout the first two Semesters
Stage 1 Semester 1
BSM066 Media Industries (15 credits)
BSM128 Media Law (15 credits)
BSM129 News Writing (15 credits)
BSM131 Digital Journalism in Practice (15 credits)
Stage 2 Semester 2
BSM054 Professional Practice (15 credits)
BSM130 Broadcast Journalism (15 credits)
BSM068 Political Communication and Public Affairs (15 credits)
BSM055 Research Methods (15 credits)
Stage 3 Semester 3
BSM101 Journalism Project/Dissertation (60 credits)
You will be expected to sit examinations in reporting, media law, video journalism, public affairs and ultimately to sit professional exams in shorthand organised through our partners, NESCOL.
In Semester 2, you will present a written research proposal for submission. This will normally form the basis for the Masters dissertation. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the project/dissertation.
The Project/Dissertation can take the form of a practical project (documentary style packages for radio or television or a print portfolio) as an alternative to the traditional academic dissertation of 20,000 words.
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
- Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area.
- Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
English Language requirements
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter
For Academic Year 2017/2018
- £3,400 entire course
Rest of UK Students
- £5,000 entire course
- £11,740 entire course