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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Television Journalism Radio Journalism

Course type


Course Summary


Our accredited MA Broadcast Journalism course will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and other attributes expected of professional broadcast journalists at the start of their careers. The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, which represents the broadcast industry including the BBC, ITN, Channel 4 and Global Radio.

From the outset you will develop expertise in newswriting, interviewing, presenting, editing, and online content, as well as deepening your awareness of the legal, moral and regulatory issues that confront working journalists. You will be encouraged to engage critically with, and make informed judgments on, current professional practices and ethical issues.

You will apply specialised techniques and also, at Masters level, plan and carry out a significant project of original research, culminating in a documentary or broadcast portfolio. Recent documentaries have investigated cryptocurrency, media representation and women politicians, African migrants now living in Scotland and the impact social media is having on the world of science.


The course has an outstanding employment record. Recent graduates have found work at the BBC and STV, a host of commercial radio stations such as Radio Clyde and Heart, busy media offices, and a range of high-quality journalism employers.


Creative Journalism Project (60 Credits) - Core
News Journalism (20 Credits) - Core
Journalism & Public Affairs (20 Credits) - Core
Journalism Law & Regulation (20 Credits) - Core
Creative Industries: Professional Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Television Journalism (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will require a University degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification. Mature applicants with other qualifications and experience within the broadcast industry may be considered at the discretion of the Course Leader. Applicants will also be expected to take a writing and voice test, as well as an interview.