MA Multimedia Journalism – Glasgow Caledonian University

The MA Multimedia Journalism boasts a more than 90% employment rate in the last two years, as well as placements in media organisations including the BBC, STV and the Herald and Times Group, and more Scottish Student Journalism Awards than any other master’s course. Prepare to make a real impact in a rapidly changing media landscape.

You’ll study in Glasgow, Scotland’s media city, and get hands-on experience with all of the in-demand skills of today, from interviewing and reporting to writing and editing – across print, broadcast and digital platforms. We’ll train you in shorthand, photography, video production and web content management, and give you in-depth instruction in government and law.

You’ll learn in modern, industry-standard and purpose-built facilities, including a multimedia newsroom, editorial and radio production suites, digital radio studios, and a TV studio and gallery. In addition, you’ll benefit from GCU’s close relationship with industry through work placement agreements with major news organisations across Scotland. Our graduates complete their MA Multimedia Journalism programme with the skills they need to compete in a constantly transforming industry and contribute to the common good – whether they choose employment in the UK or abroad.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Media law court reporting
  • Editing skills for journalists
  • Shorthand for journalists
  • Practical magazine journalism
  • Journalism for a digital audience

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • BBC Scotland
  • Bauer Media
  • Capital Radio
  • Inverness Courier
  • Radio Clyde


This course will expose you to highly practical skills like working a camera and writing in shorthand and as well as ‘bread and butter’ journalism skills such as how to interview, Scots law and ethics. The course has excellent industry links and an emphasis on work experience. I’d highly recommend the NCTJ accredited course.
Haley Bouma, reporter, STV News

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