University Of Glasgow Journalism

By | 5th June 2017

University Of Glasgow Journalism

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM MSc

This programme combines the latest in media, communications and audience theory, and research methodologies with the production and editorial skills that are required of the modern journalist. You can apply your understanding of the role of the media in society to your own journalistic output.

Key information

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • You will be taught by members of the Glasgow Media Group, which has an international reputation for pioneering research methods in media and communications.
  • The Glasgow Media Group comprises industry-trained programme-makers and the programme includes a practical element related to transferable skills for employability.
  • The city of Glasgow is the centre of the media industry in Scotland and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and a range of major press titles including The Herald and The Daily Record. The Media Group has strong connections with local industry.
  • Researchers from the Glasgow Media Group have presented their work globally, given expert evidence to Westminster select committees and appear regularly on the BBC and other news outlets.
  • You can choose optional courses from areas such as economics, criminology, human rights, sociology, and politics whose research is at the forefront of debates about the role of the media in society.

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

You will take four core and two optional courses, followed by a dissertation or research project. Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Practical skills in news-gathering and programme-making will be developed through seminars and workshops which will focus on the delivery of journalistic articles and features across media. Assessment is based on individual written essays and assignments, as well as the practical group work and individual projects.

Core courses

  • Media, communications and journalism: Criticism and theory
  • Methods of social research
  • Practical news journalism
  • Researching audiences and the media.

Optional courses

  • China’s international politics
  • Crime, media and popular culture
  • Global economy
  • Human rights and global politics
  • International relations and development
  • International relations research
  • International security and strategic thought
  • Media and democracy
  • Political institutions communication
  • Public policy and management
  • The European Union in international politics and development
  • The internet and civil society
  • The media and regime transformation in CEE, Russia and the FSU
  • Young people, social inclusion and change.

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CAREER PROSPECTS

The programme is aimed at those interested in pursuing careers in the public domain (journalism, public relations, factual TV and radio, government bodies, voluntary organisations, museums) where skills in media and communications are essential. However, a working and critical knowledge of media and communications is increasingly desirable in areas as diverse as health, education and finance.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2.1 honours degree or equivalent (e.g. 3.0 GPA) in sociology, politics, economics, history or related social science subject.

You should also submit a personal statement of around 300 words. This should cover two areas:

  • the degree to which your previous educational and professional experiences and interests make you a suitable candidate for the programme.
  • the motivation for applying for this programme specifically – and how the methods and insights offered by social science will help you in the development of good journalism skills and practice.

FEES AND FUNDING

Tuition fees for 2017-18

MSc

Home and EU
Full time fee £7250
International
Full time fee £16000

University Of Glasgow Journalism

Deposits

The University requires a deposit of £1000 to be paid by applicants in receipt of an offer to this programme.

Fees are subject to change and for guidance only

Additional fees

Funding opportunities

Alumni Discount

University International Leadership Scholarship

The list of scholarships above are specific to this programme for more available scholarships please search the scholarship database

HOW TO APPLY

We ask that you apply online for a postgraduate taught degree. Our system allows you to fill out the standard application form online and submit this to the University within 42 days of starting your application.

You need to read the guide to applying online before starting your application. It will ensure you are ready to proceed, as well as answer many common questions about the process.

Guide to applying online

Application deadlines

  • 25 November 2016: Please apply by this date to receive a decision on your application by 16 December 2016
  • 24 February 2017: Please apply by this date to receive a decision on your application by 17 March 2017
  • 26 May 2017: Please apply by this date to receive a decision on your application by 16 June 2017

We cannot guarantee that applications received after 26 May 2017 will be considered for 2017 entry. As we receive a great number of applications, prospective students are only allowed to apply once per year.

Classes start September 2017 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

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