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Full time | Merchiston Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

We equip graduates with the expertise to work across journalistic platforms to meet the demands of a multimedia industry.

Overview

This course offers a dynamic, practice-focused multimedia programme closely linked to industry. We combine traditional methods with new and developing technologies to train you in multimedia journalism.

You'll learn a range of practical skills and leave with reporting and production expertise for print, online, magazine, television and radio. You'll also develop an understanding of social media and convergence issues.

You'll learn through practical experience, both in our news rooms and on an industry placement, and we also support you in getting your work published and broadcast.

Recent graduates have gone onto work at ITN, STV, BBC and magazines and newspapers across the UK and abroad.

Course details

You’ll have a passion for news and an interest in the media, plus an instinct to find and tell stories. We develop your skills to make sense of fast-moving situations and meet deadlines, while reporting a story accurately, simply and eloquently with honesty, integrity and creativity.

Our broadcast studios and multimedia newsrooms provide an industry setting, allowing you to experience life as a journalist and develop practical skills. You’ll gain a firm understanding of media law, ethics and regulations. You’ll also develop your analytical and critical skills and writing, communication and research techniques.

You'll benefit from studying in a dynamic city that is home to many creative industries. You’ll make use of Edinburgh as a political, economic and cultural centre, providing a rich source of stories and settings for your work. Guest lectures and work placements help you develop your industry contacts, allowing you to have work published/broadcast before you leave.

Careers

Reporter
Commentator
News Editor
Digital Editor
Feature writer
Political correspondent
Producer for broadcast and online.

Modules

This module will introduce you to the art of finding original news and feature stories, developing good angles, and being aware of your audience for print and online outlets. Core values of accuracy, attribution, impartiality and balance will be covered alongside ethical and legal awareness. Besides sourcing up to date stories and conducting interviews, you will refine your writing skills and submit tight copy to deadlines with crisp leads and engaging headlines. You will develop an awareness and understanding of all aspects of news reporting.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,860

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,685

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 or above in any discipline. We look for applicants to have relevant work experience with demonstrable interest in Journalism in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.