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MSc International Journalism

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Our Masters course in International Journalism introduces students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds to the theory and practice of journalism in a global context. The course is internationally-focused and deals with the practice of journalism across different media, cultural and regulatory environments.

With a combination of practice and theory, the MSc International Journalism at Stirling enables you to tailor your studies by choosing a practice- or theory-led route depending on your interests and career ambitions.

The course is provided by our Division of Communications, Media and Culture, which has a strong international profile, and builds on our existing strengths in teaching and research. In journalism alone, the Division has staff from South Africa, Venezuela, Pakistan, China and Ireland, as well as the UK. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

On the MSc International Journalism you will:

  • develop advanced research and analysis skills
  • acquire advanced skills in writing news stories, features and blogs
  • understand style and its relationship to content
  • develop skills to publish news content across multiple media
  • gain audio and video production skills
  • understand the cultural, social and political significance of journalism
  • understand transnational practices in the cultural, social, economic and political realms
  • understand the different legal, cultural and political contexts in which they might have to operate

Different course options

Full time | University of Stirling | 12 months | 12-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module will focus on integration of visual elements into journalism outputs, preparing you for video and broadcast. Building on the skills in JOUPP01, this module will introduce you to mobile and video journalism and help you develop advanced production and editing skills. The module will also prepare you for contemporary environments such as online and viral videos.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.