MA Multimedia Journalism

Course Subject: News Journalism (Multiplatform)
Course Type: Higher Education Postgraduate
Centre: Glasgow Caledonian University
Region: Scotland
Duration: 1 year

About the course:

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:

  • Media law court reporting
  • Production journalism
  • Shorthand

Alumni testimonial:

"When you pick a university course you want to get top accreditations and have the best chance of getting a job afterwards.

"These were the two reasons I picked the NCTJ-accredited master's course at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), and I wasn’t disappointed.

"Coming from a science and technology background, the programme gave me the diverse skill set and confidence I needed to work as a professional journalist.

"The course has excellent industry links and an emphasis on work experience.

"I worked as a freelance journalist at BBC Scotland during my studies and, once graduated, I obtained a full-time job with STV News in Dundee as a multimedia journalist.

"Modern journalism is very diverse; you need to be a jack of all trades and a master of some.

"This course will give you that skill set, exposing 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.

"It’s an intense course, but if you work hard, you’ll learn loads and ultimately reap the benefits.

"I’d highly recommend the NCTJ accredited course.

- Haley Bouma, reporter, STV News

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

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

Find out more

For admissions enquiries, please contact Julian Calvert on [email protected] or 0141 331 3844