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Full time | University of Strathclyde | 9 months | SEP

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Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll learn how to devise, launch, produce and market an online publication. We aim to produce high quality, fresh-thinking graduates who have a passion to communicate and can articulate their ideas through effective story-telling and develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world.


All modules will be assessed individually.


Graduates of the course are employed at organisations such as:

  • the Herald and Times Group
  • the Press and Journal (Aberdeen)
  • BBC
  • STV
  • DC Thomson
  • the Daily Record


Most journalists are expected to demonstrate a detailed awareness of the journalist's rights and responsibilities in their reporting. You will learn about: the Scottish legal system; court structures and procedures; defamation; contempt of court; legal restrictions on reporting courts, parliament and government; copyright and confidence and privacy including human rights legislation and media regulatory systems.
Journalism and society - Optional
Comparative public policy - Optional
European governance - Optional
Contesting global governance - Optional
European political economy - Optional
Investigative journalism (history and theory) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need a good honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Master's level. Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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